audiovisual concert guide

masterpieces of classical music

In the “Masterpieces of Classical Music” series, top-class artists and musicologists present selected pieces on ARD-alpha every Sunday at 9.45 pm. Afterwards, enjoy the discussed musical work or the composer in an outstanding performance with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Frank-Peter Zimmermann Portrait (c) Harald Hoffmann
Frank Peter Zimmermann
sunday, 9 august 2020

9.45 pm: Music documentation
Johannes Brahms: Violin concerto D major op. 77

10.10 pm: Concert video
Frank Peter Zimmermann plays the violin concerto by Johannes Brahms under the direction of Mariss Jansons

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Missed a date?

Here you can find exciting content of past dates:


Sunday, 19 july 2020

Alan Gilbert conducts Tschaikowsky’s 5th Symphony at “Klassik am Odeonsplatz” 2019.


Sunday, 12 july 2020

Concert video: Mariss Jansons conducts Anton Bruckner’s 8th symphony during a guest performance in November 2017 at the Luxembourg Philharmonic.

Are you interested in a CD recording of Anton Bruckner’s 8th symphony with Mariss Jansons? We recommend:

CD-Box: Mariss Jansons – The SACD Recorsing

This Box with 10 CDs offers outstanding complete recordings of Haydn’s “Harmoniemesse” and symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich with the Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Mariss Jansons. More informationen


Sunday, 31 may 2020

Concert video: Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and “Symphony Fantastique” by Hector Berlioz.

You’re interested in Berlioz-recordings with Mariss Jansons? We recommend:

Mariss Jansons dirigiert Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique
CD-BOX: MARISS JANSONS conducts HECTOR BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

Mariss Jansons conducts Berlioz‘ Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14. More information


sunday, 24 may 2020

In case you missed Schuberts Symphony No. 7 in B minor, D 759 “The Unfinished Symphony” we recommend the following CD:

Maazel: Schubert 1 bis 8
CD: LORIN MAAZEL conducts SCHUBERTS symphonies 1-8

In March 2001 the BRSO and former chief conductor Lorin Maazel performed the complete Symphonies by Franz Schubert. More information


sunday, 17 may 2020

Concert video: Bernard Haitink and the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra with Beethoven’s ninth symphony and “Meeres Stille und Glückliche Fahrt”.


sunday, 10 may 2020

You’re interested in Beethoven-recordings with Mariss Jansons? We recommend:

Jansons Beethoven CD DVD Box
CD-BOX: MARISS JANSONS CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN 1-9

6 CDs with all nine Beethoven-Symphonies, recorded 2012 in Munich and Tokyo. More information

DVD-BOX: MARISS JANSONS – THE BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES

Live-recordings from the Suntory Hall in Tokyo from 2012 with the BRSO conducted by Mariss Jansons – with all nine Beethoven-Symphonies. More information (German)


sunday, 26. April 2020

Concert video: Simone Young and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Mozart’s “Jupiter Symphony”