Posted February 29, 2012

The Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester was the first orchestra ever to be associated to a radio station. Since its creation in 1923, it never ceased performing contemporary plays. Its many performances with the composers themselves slowly increased the reputation of the orchestra. That is how Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Hindemith and Strauss once took the baton to conduct their own pieces. will stream, over the internet, a live concert on Tuesday March 6 at 11:00 a.m PDT.

Marek Janowski is the music director of the orchestra since 2002. He surely maintained this rich tradition, but he also kept in the repertoire of the orchestra the works born thanks to it. As a result, the orchestra is back to its roots.

The Swedish singer Nina Stemme, renowned for her dramatic soprano roles, and acclaimed as Isolde at the Glyndebourne and Bayreuth festivals, was chosen to perform the Wesendonck Lieder by Wagner.

With Wagner (Tristan und Isolde (1856-1859) and the Wesendonck Lieder (1857-1858)), Webern (Six orchestral pieces, Op. 6, 1909-1910) and Strauss (Death and transfiguration, 1888-1889), they picture together the revival of the musical lyricism at the beginning of the 20th century.

This concert will also be broadcast live on

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For those who like to stream webcast concerts Arte.TV also has many free and for fee webcasts.  At the present time you are able to view a webcast of Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Christian Thielemann and starring Renee Fleming, Sophie Koch, Eike Wilm Schulte and Robert Dean Smith.