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November 27-30: The Ring (Complete)

Richard Wagner’s ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ is one of the grandest works in the entire opera repertory, both in length and in musical and thematic scope. In his epic four-part work, Wagner tackles the themes of greed, the lust for power, and the redemptive powers of love. Pianist and composer Cord Garben was asked to condense this immense masterpiece from ca. 14 to ca. 7 hours for the Teatro Colón. The result is broadcast on brava from November 27 to 30!

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December 1-5: Beautiful Brahms

He was one of the ‘Three Bs’, alongside Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven: Johannes Brahms (1833 –1897). This Hamburg composer, who spent most of his professional life in Vienna, was a virtuoso pianist who composed for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, and for voice and chorus. His compositions are an interesting blend of traditionalism and innovation: in an attempt to honour his predecessors, he advanced them into a Romantic idiom, coming up with new approaches to harmony and melody. As an introduction to Brahms – or as a way to renew your acquaintance – brava devotes December 1 to 5 to this masterful composer. Beautiful Brahms: December 1 – 5 on brava!

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November 27-30: The Ring (Complete)

Richard Wagner’s ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ is one of the grandest works in the entire opera repertory, both in length and in musical and thematic scope. In his epic four-part work, Wagner tackles the themes of greed, the lust for power, and the redemptive powers of love. Pianist and composer Cord Garben was asked to condense this immense masterpiece from ca. 14 to ca. 7 hours for the Teatro Colón. The result is broadcast on brava from November 27 to 30!

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December 1-5: Beautiful Brahms

He was one of the ‘Three Bs’, alongside Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven: Johannes Brahms (1833 –1897). This Hamburg composer, who spent most of his professional life in Vienna, was a virtuoso pianist who composed for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, and for voice and chorus. His compositions are an interesting blend of traditionalism and innovation: in an attempt to honour his predecessors, he advanced them into a Romantic idiom, coming up with new approaches to harmony and melody. As an introduction to Brahms – or as a way to renew your acquaintance – brava devotes December 1 to 5 to this masterful composer. Beautiful Brahms: December 1 – 5 on brava!

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December 8-13: Fairy-tale Week

Once upon a time… Those famous words capture the spirit on brava from December 8 to 13. This week, brava celebrates everything that is magical, fairy tale-like and enchanting. Amongst other works, you can enjoy Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’, the beautiful ballet ‘The Little Mermaid’ and Tchaikovsky’s family favourite ‘The Nutcracker’. Let brava enchant you, from December 8 to 13 at ca. 21:00 CET every day!

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December 14-21: Brava’s Finest

In celebration of the holiday season, brava presents a hand-picked collection of the best, most beautiful and most popular titles in our rich and varied catalogue. During this week, you can enjoy broadcasts that can by now be considered ‘brava classics’, such as ‘A tribute to Vienna’, ‘La Bayadère’, and family-favourite ‘The adventures of Beatrix Potter’. From December 14 to 21, daily after 20:00 CET!

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Coming upat Brava

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 (2)
04:09
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
04:20
Borodin - Symphony No. 2, part 1
04:33
Verdi - Ouverture La forza del destino
04:41

brava recommendsGitaarSalon: Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper, equally inspired by the kora repertoire, Indian tabla music and the works of J. S. Bach, makes an appearance at Enkhuizen's GitaarSalon. Don't miss it: Thursday, November 27, 10:29 CET.

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DocumentariesFrank Peter Zimmermann - Bach and Me

Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann is one of the greatest artists of his generation. In this documentary “Bach and Me” he provides us with personal insights into his relationship with this famed Baroque composer as well as into his own life as an artist and human being. Saturday, November 29, 22:15 CET.

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