The Europa concerts are the Berliner Philharmoniker´s way of remembering the anniversary of their founding. Performing in a different European city each year, the orchestra wishes to make its contribution to European unity. 2001 the concert was performed at the historic St. Irene Church in Istanbul under the direction of Mariss Jansons. St. Irene (Hagia Eirene) is the oldest church in Istanbul originating from the 4th Century. Today it is mainly used for festivals and concerts.
Featuring Mariss Jansons, one of today's most sought-after conductors and Music Director of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Flutist Emanuel Pahud is the top dog of his generation, praised for his ravishing sound and his effortless phrasing
Haydn's symphony and Mozart's flute concerto are counted among the most enchanting and popular orchestral pieces of the Classical period.
Berlioz's Symphony fantastique with its amazing orchestral impact displays impressively the unequalled qualities of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Concert took place in the vast, breathtaking St. Irene Church in Istanbul.
DVD is enhanced by an enticing 20-minute travelogue of Istanbul, in addition, there are eight minutes of "behind the scenes" footage.
Picture format BD: NTSC - 16:9
Sounds formats BD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region code: All
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Bonus-Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 133 mins (105 mins-Performance; 27 mins-Bonus)
“Mariss Jansons and the Berlin Philharmonic are clearly enjoying themselves in their elegant account of Haydn's Surprise Symphony, and this sense of enjoyment continues through the Mozart into Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, with Jansons whipping up a head of steam in the more impassioned passages.”
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