Schumann & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos / Daniel Barenboim, Celibidache/Munich PO [DVD]

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Daniel Barenboim is internationally recognized and revered as an orchestral and operatic conductor, pianist, musical ambassador and humanitarian. Partnering him is the remarkable conductor Sergiu Celibidache, of whom Barenboim says: 'he was one of the greatest musicians I ever encountered'. The piano concertos included on this DVD are amongst the most popular of the genre, resplendent with passionate rhythms and enchanting melodies. Schumann's only Piano Concerto is full of dignity, dream and intimacy. Conversely, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 is imposing, propulsive, full-on in its emotional power and picturesque in its candor. Both concertos are performed with exquisite musicality by these magnificent musicians. Tchaikovsky: Recorded at the Gasteig (Philharmonie, München), 1991, Schumann: Recorded at Stadthalle Erlangen, 1991. Directed by János Darvas.

"When two musicians like Barenboim and Celibidache get their collective hands on warhorses like these, it's predictable that the results, whether or not they are wholly successful, will challenge listeners to rethink what they know about this music... Barenboim's career as a conductor had overshadowed his career as a pianist, so it is that much more notable that he regularly stepped into the soloist's role when Celibidache was his partner. There's certainly nothing "rusty" about his playing here!" -Classical.net

BBC Music Magazine
These 1991 performances exchange surface excitement for a poetic probing of the music's deeper undercurrents, with spellbinding results. A triumph.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 81 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
  • Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
  • Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874-1875