On Air 2021 Classical Series now available to watch on demand
Following the global success of On Air’s inaugural classical music event in December 2020 - a livestream of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony - the streaming platform returned in 2021 with a three-part classical series, featuring the final, sublime symphonies of Brahms, Dvořák and Mozart.
Each symphony reminds us that there is great cause for hope in our turbulent times: Brahms' 4th and last symphony pulses with positive energy and swirls with trance-like melodies that serves to carry away sorrows and reminds us of the power of positivity; Dvořák’s New World Symphony, one of the most famous works in classical music history, is filled with the spirit of modernism whilst also paying homage to tradition. It fizzes with hope and joy, and is uplifting throughout; and Mozart's visionary 41st Symphony, named "Jupiter" by critics as it is an example of divine perfection, is one of the most complex, most exciting compositions ever made, that represents the possibilities of mankind.
Recorded in stunning 4K UHD & Dolby Atmos, with Austrian conductor Johannes Vogel leading the Synchron Stage, all three performances are now available to watch On Demand. Tickets to each performance cost EUR 9.99, and are available from the On Air website.
The performances, captured in Vienna’s state-of-the-art recording facility, combine high-end production, set design and atmospheric lighting, giving the viewer the closest approximation to a live experience.
Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor Featuring 60 musicians (40 strings, 9 woodwinds, 9 brass, 2 percussion) Find out more and purchase Brahms' show here
Antonin Dvořak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor Featuring 60 musicians (40 strings, 8 woodwinds, 10 brass, 2 percussion) Find out more and purchase Dvořak's show here
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major (Jupiter Symphony) Featuring 40 musicians (30 strings, 5 woodwinds, 4 brass, 1 percussion) Find out more and purchase Mozart's show here
Speaking about the performances, Johannes Vogel said: “These symphonies are linked as they are the last and most famous symphonies written by their composers. They also each ring with hope, which is exactly what we need in the ongoing crisis. I chose these symphonies as they each show us the remarkable capabilities of the human mind; what we can achieve through our creativity and positivity to make the world a better place to live in. There are always ways to shape how we live despite our circumstances, and music has the power to provide the light, clarity, and insight that is needed to help us move forward.”
Previously, Johannes Vogel has worked with orchestras including Vienna Philharmonic and Opernhaus Zürich. In his other roles as composer and producer, he’s worked for film and TV shows including “His Dark Materials” and “Crimson Peak”
Tickets to each performance cost EUR 9.99, and are available via the On Air website