Prometheus: Musical Variations on a Myth / Abaddo/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [DVD]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
>Liszt, Franz : Prometheus, S 99
>Scriabin, Alexander : Prometheus, Op. 60 "Poem of Fire"
>Nono, Luigi : Prometeo Suite
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

According to the ancient Greek legend, Prometheus brought fire and culture to mankind, thus saving the world from being destroyed by Zeus. Christopher Swann's film is based on a 1993 televised concert from Berlin's Philharmonic Hall. The program features music by Beethoven, Liszt, Skriabin and Nono based on the legend of Prometheus. Performances by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Claudio Abbado are first-rate, although it is the presence of Argerich that will make this DVD an obligatory purchase.

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Picture Format: NTSC



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Liszt, Franz : Prometheus, S 99
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1850/1855

>Scriabin, Alexander : Prometheus, Op. 60 "Poem of Fire"
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1908-1910

>Nono, Luigi : Prometeo Suite :: Holderlin
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern