Celibidache In Rehearsal / Prokofiev & Dvorak [DVD]

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical"
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Sergiu Celibidache has been called a musical giant, a magician, a brilliant lion-tamer and an enfant terrible of classical music. He was a legend in his own lifetime, mesmerizing orchestras, audiences, and critics with his intensity and brilliance. Having once claimed that not a single French conductor was capable of conducting French music, watch history's boldest conductor as he rehearses and performs with the Münchner Philharmoniker.

Fanfare
I enjoyed listening to both performances, on two occasions, without watching the screen. The video direction of both compositions is reasonable and revealing. No doubt Celibidache's admirers will want this DVD, but I also think it should appeal to anyone pursuing a civilized and strikingly individual inquiry into both compositions. I knew Celibidache was a formidable musician, but I don't believe I ever understood what made him tick until I saw this DVD. It is a marvelous revelation.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 114 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Mono,
Subtitles: English, German, French



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Works Details

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

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical"
  • Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
  • Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1916-1917