Brahms: Violin Concerto; Dvorak / Abbado/BPO, Gil Shaham [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont Overture, Op. 84A
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Berlin Philharmonic's annual European Concerts are intended to honor the orchestra's foundation date, May 1, 1882, with a performance being given on this anniversary each year in a different town or city of particular cultural importance. In 2002 the Concert's location was the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, one of Europe's most important opera houses both artistically and architecturally. This was also the last time in his twelve years as the orchestra's artistic director that the revered Italian maestro Claudio Abbado conducted a European Concert. In a program of beloved pieces from the classical canon, with the celebrated Gil Shaham as violin soloist, Abbado once again demonstrates how he upheld the unsurpassed orchestral tradition of the Berlin Philharmonic with his profound music-making.

In 2002 the Berlin Philharmonic's annual European Concert was performed at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, one of Europe's most important opera houses both artistically and architecturally. This was the last time in his twelve years as the orchestra's artistic director that the revered Italian maestro Claudio Abbado conducted a European Concert.

Fanfare
The finale begins without a pause, full of sound and fury in its thundering climactic passages. In what appears to be a rare tribute, the wind players refuse their solo bows, and a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Overture to I vespri siciliani, unforced in its lyricism, appears to be an encore.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 132 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont Overture, Op. 84A
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"
  • Performer: Gil Shaham (Violin)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Overture
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855