• Fri. 08.07.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die Glocke

Beethoven Zyklus IV

Musikfest Bremen

Programme

    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Symphony No. 8 in F major op. 93
    • Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Estonian conductor and Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, his only German orchestra, since 2004. One highlight of the collaboration were the celebrated concerts of the Beethoven cycle, which received critical acclaim worldwide. Järvi received numerous awards for the recordings, including the ›Echo Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹ and the prestigious ›Annual Prize of the German Record Critics‹.

Following the Beethoven project, he and the orchestra tackled the symphonic works of Schumann and Brahms, which received similarly enthusiastic reviews. Paavo Järvi is also Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Järvi Summer Festival in Pärnu, Estonia, and since 2019/20 Artistic Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He regularly makes appearances as guest conductor with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the Staatskappelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he was named ›Artist of the Year‹ by the renowned British magazine Gramophone and the French magazine Diapason. In 2019, he received the ›Opus Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹.

Soprano

Christina Landshamer

Christina Landshamer is a versatile artist who, as recitalist as well as with her varied concert and opera repertoire, is in international demand. Her collaborations with renowned conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Manfred Honeck, Alan Gilbert, Marek Janowski and many others regularly result in concerts with major international orchestras – from the Berlin Philharmonic to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra to the Orchestre de Paris. In The States, this soprano has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Montreal Symphony Orchestras.

Christina Landshamer has given opera performances at the Komische Oper Berlin, at the Theater an der Wien with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and also with Sir Simon Rattle at the Salzburg Festspiele. At the Nationaloper Amsterdam, she has sung ›Pamina‹ in Simon McBurney’s ›Zauberflöte‹ and ›Woglinde‹ in Wagner’s ›Rheingold‹ at the Bayerischen Staatsoper with Kirill Petrenko conducting. She has also performed in a spectacular La-Fura-dels-Baus production of Haydn’s ›Schöpfung‹ in Paris as well as at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. With her warm, lyric soprano voice, Christina Landshamer is as welcome as a Lieder singer at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade as she is in London, New York or Tokyo.

She has over 50 CD and DVD recordings to her name and was called to take up a professorship for Vocal Studies at the Trossingen College of Music in 2021.

Mezzo-soprano

Annely Peebo

Tenor

Maximilian Schmitt

Maximilian Schmitt discovered his passion for music at a very young age. Today, this tenor regularly performs on the major international concert stages. Invited by conductors such as Franz Welser-Möst, Claudio Abbado, Teodor
Currentzis as well as many others, he has already worked with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Wiener Sinfoniker, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and is also a regular guest with the Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre National de France. His broad repertoire ranges from Monteverdi to Mozart to Mendelssohn, Elgar, Mahler and Britten. From 2008, this singer spent four years with the Mannheim National Theatre ensemble where he was heard in a number of major roles. In 2012, he made his debut at the Amsterdam Opera as ›Tamino‹ under Marc Albrecht, gave his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2016 as ›Don Ottavio‹ and shortly thereafter gave his La Scala Milan debut as ›Pedrillo‹ in Mozart’s ›Entführung aus dem Serail‹ with Zubin Mehta conducting. Highlights of the 2021/22 season include his debut as ›Erik‹ in ›Der fliegende Holländer‹ at the Oper Graz as well as performances of Beethoven’s ›Glorreicher Augenblick‹ in Vienna and Bach’s ›Johannes-Passion‹ in Amsterdam. Schmitt can also be heard internationally with various Lieder programmes at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, at the Heidelberger Frühling, at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, the Kölner Philharmonie and at Wigmore Hall in London.

Bass baritone

Hanno Müller-Brachmann

The Bass baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann is an international recitalist, concert and opera singer with many of the music world’s contemporary personalities. Three first prizes marked the start of his career whereupon Daniel Barenboim engaged him – while still a student – in the ensemble of the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden. There, he also worked with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Pierre Boulez and Philippe Jordan, and presented a new Lieder programme every season. As a Lieder singer, he has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Wiener Konzerthaus, in Tokyo and also at major festivals.

Under Barenboim, this baritone also made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic. Numerous guest appearances have taken him to international concert stages, for example to Cleveland where he sang the role of ›Musiklehrer‹ under Franz Welser-Möst in in ›Ariadne auf Naxos‹. In Modena, he played ›Papageno‹ in Mozart‘s ›Zauberflöte‹ under Claudio Abbado, a recording of which won the Gramophone Award for the ›Best Opera Recording of the year 2006‹. With Bernard Haitink he gave his debut at La Scala Milan and with Mariss Jansons and the Sinfonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks he premiered Wolfgang Rihm’s »Requiem-Strophen« in 2017. In 2018, this multiple awarding-winning singer received the Rudi-Stephan Opus Klassik award for Lieder.  Hanno Müller-Brachmann has been Professor for Vocal Studies at Karlsruhe College of Music since 2018.

Choir

Vocalensemble Rastatt

Writing about this internationally active vocal ensemble, the US journal ›American Record Guide‹ writes: »its sound is like pure gold«. With its founder and artistic director Holger Speck, this high-class ensemble stands for excellence, vivacity and authenticity. Its outstanding reputation is based as much on the faithfulness of style and its historically informed interpretations as it is on the passionately emotional manner with which this choir makes music.

Holger Speck succeeds in realising the tonal-aesthetic characteristics of the respective epoch as well as conveying emotional content. The ensemble’s great reputation and its unmistakeable quality are evident in, among other things, its appearance as cultural ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany on the political stage at the G20 summit in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. The Vocalensemble Rastatt also enjoys forays into choral symphonic or operatic works, for example with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra or the European Chamber Orchestra, with productions of Mozart operas for Deutsche Grammophon.  ›Le Nozze di Figaro‹ was nominated for a Grammy.

A guest for the second time at the Musikfest Bremen, this ensemble will be celebrating its premiere with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen. During the 22/23 season, Holger Speck will be conducting the Vocalensemble Rastatt in John Neumeier’s new production of “Dona Nobis Pacem” to JS Bach’s B-Minor Mass at the Hamburg Staatsoper.

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Estonian conductor and Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, his only German orchestra, since 2004. One highlight of the collaboration were the celebrated concerts of the Beethoven cycle, which received critical acclaim worldwide. Järvi received numerous awards for the recordings, including the ›Echo Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹ and the prestigious ›Annual Prize of the German Record Critics‹.

Following the Beethoven project, he and the orchestra tackled the symphonic works of Schumann and Brahms, which received similarly enthusiastic reviews. Paavo Järvi is also Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Järvi Summer Festival in Pärnu, Estonia, and since 2019/20 Artistic Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He regularly makes appearances as guest conductor with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the Staatskappelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he was named ›Artist of the Year‹ by the renowned British magazine Gramophone and the French magazine Diapason. In 2019, he received the ›Opus Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹.

Mezzo-soprano

Annely Peebo

Bass baritone

Hanno Müller-Brachmann

The Bass baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann is an international recitalist, concert and opera singer with many of the music world’s contemporary personalities. Three first prizes marked the start of his career whereupon Daniel Barenboim engaged him – while still a student – in the ensemble of the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden. There, he also worked with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Pierre Boulez and Philippe Jordan, and presented a new Lieder programme every season. As a Lieder singer, he has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Wiener Konzerthaus, in Tokyo and also at major festivals.

Under Barenboim, this baritone also made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic. Numerous guest appearances have taken him to international concert stages, for example to Cleveland where he sang the role of ›Musiklehrer‹ under Franz Welser-Möst in in ›Ariadne auf Naxos‹. In Modena, he played ›Papageno‹ in Mozart‘s ›Zauberflöte‹ under Claudio Abbado, a recording of which won the Gramophone Award for the ›Best Opera Recording of the year 2006‹. With Bernard Haitink he gave his debut at La Scala Milan and with Mariss Jansons and the Sinfonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks he premiered Wolfgang Rihm’s »Requiem-Strophen« in 2017. In 2018, this multiple awarding-winning singer received the Rudi-Stephan Opus Klassik award for Lieder.  Hanno Müller-Brachmann has been Professor for Vocal Studies at Karlsruhe College of Music since 2018.