STAGE+, the music subscription service and livestreaming platform of Deutsche Grammophon, the world’s oldest record label, has released a 98-minute video of the concert that Joe Hisaishi performed on 30/3/2023 in Vienna with the Wiener Symphoniker (read more).
Joe Hisaishi, a living legend of film music, conducted the Wiener Symphoniker in a concert presenting music from some of his best-known film scores alongside his Second Symphony. The composer of music for over 100 films, including many for Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli, fuses multiple styles – from minimalism and electronics to Western and Japanese classical traditions – presenting an inimitable sound world all his own.
This concert, filmed in late March 2023, marks an historic moment, as he conducts his music, including the Symphonic Suite from “Princess Mononoke”, in the sold-out Golden Hall of Vienna’s legendary Musikverein. This concert was part of the new concert series ‘CINEMA:SOUND’ created by Tomek Productions.
- Soloist: Katharina Melnikova (Soprano)
- Ensemble: Wiener Symphoniker
- Conductor: Joe Hisaishi
The program was the following:
You can watch a clip of the concert here (“Joe Hisaishi – Ashitaka and San (from ‘Princess Mononoke’) Live in Vienna”):
You can watch the full concert here:
You can also watch and additional interview here:
- On Joe Hisaishi in Vienna – 30/03/2023 – 14 min (link)
On the other hand, Deutsche Grammophon has released on 30/6/2023 the album “A Symphonic Celebration – Music From The Studio Ghibli Films Of Hayao Miyazaki” recorded by Joe Hisaishi in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tracklist (Deluxe Edition CD – 2 Discs):
You can buy the album in CD & LP editions here:
And listen to the digital edition on Spotify & other platforms here:
You can read more about Joe Hisaishi in SoundTrackFest here: