Salzburg Festival.

Salzburg Festival Opening Concerts

The Salzburg Festival, held at Mozart’s birth city every year, is one of the most prestigious in the world. For a long time now, any major artist strives to be invited there, and it is a sign of professional success and recognition.

This recording provides the listener with four Salzburg Festival Opening Concerts, and they are now available in a beautiful hardcover case.

The musical selections are as follows:


Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83

  • Daniel Barenboim (piano)
  • Pierre Boulez

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

  • Daniel Barenboim (piano)
  • Daniel Barenboim

Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra

  • Anna Prohaska (soprano), with Chorus State Opera Vienna, Pierre Boulez

Der Wein

  • Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), with Chorus State Opera Vienna, Pierre Boulez


  • Notations I-IV
  • Daniel Barenboim
  • Notations VII
  • Daniel Barenboim

Te Deum in C major, WAB 45

  • Dorothea Roschmann (soprano), Elīna Garanča (mezzo), Klaus Florian Vogt (tenor), René Pape (bass), with Chorus State Opera Vienna, Daniel Barenboim


  • Das klagende Lied
  • Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto) & Johan Botha (tenor), with Chorus State Opera Vienna, Pierre Boulez


  • Valses nobles et sentimentales
  • Pierre Boulez


  • 6 German Dances D820, orch. A Webern
  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 ‘The Great’

  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Strauss, Josef:

  • Frauenherz-Polka Op. 166
  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Delirien Waltz, Op. 212
  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Pêle-mêle – Polka schnell, Op. 161
  • Nikolaus Harnoncourt


  • The Firebird
  • Pierre Boulez, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The performing casts include conductors Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt; as well as the Wiener Philharmoniker, and singers Röschmann, Garanča, Vogt, Pape, Prohaska, Larsson, and Botha.

Running Time: Total: 365 minutes

Here is the Beethoven Piano Concerto 4, first movement, Allegro Moderato:


And next, here is Daniel Barenboim, with the Wiener Philharmoniker performing a brief section of Bruckner’s ‘Te Deum’ at the Salzburg Festival Opening in 2010:



Tags: Salzburg Festival, Opening concerts, Barenboim, Beethoven, Bruckner, Boulez, Stravinsky