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Martha Argerich & Mischa Maisky / Jarvi, Lucerne Symphony [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66/B 131
>Shchedrin, Rodion : Concerto for Piano and Cello, oRomantic Offeringo
>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Martha Argerich, grand dame of the piano, joins forces with world-famous cellist, Mischa Maisky in this world premiere of composer Rodion Shchedrin's much anticipated work "Romantic Offering". Accompanied by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and packed with bonus behind-the-scenes features, this DVD is sure to be a summer favorite.

ClassicalCDReview.com
This is an incredible performance that received a huge ovation and for good reason. Composer Shchedrin was present and understandably in a great mood... Argerich and Maisky played a rich performance of Franck's sonata originally for violin and piano. Neemi Järvi conducted the fine Lucerne Orchestra with his usual expertise, opening with the Dvorák Scherzo Capriccioso and ending with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9. This was a brilliant concert - don't miss it!

Classical Net
The bonus feature is fascinating: Shchedrin, nearly seventy-nine when it was made, is quite a likeable fellow, and quite lively in his exchanges with Argerich, Maisky and Järvi during rehearsals... this was a most enjoyable disc, a must for Shchedrin's admirers and those wanting to explore new territory.

Blu-rayDefinition.com
As I have become accustomed to the Accentus Music video library, I remain impressed with the high caliber of both audio and video production values and this Blu-ray is certainly no exception. A live event such as this with two world-class soloists is a treasure worth keeping and viewing repeatedly. Given the broad spread of musical fare presented here, there will certainly be something for everyone. I would recommend starting with the Franck sonata for the sheer beauty of the piece and the remarkable contribution by Argerich and Maisky. The Shchedrin concerto might not be everyone's cup of tea, but that should not put off potential viewers and buyers. You simply don't get such a good combination of music-making, video and sound recording and direction every day.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 112 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1



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Works Details

>Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66/B 131
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Shchedrin, Rodion : Concerto for Piano and Cello, ôRomantic Offeringö
  • Performers: Mischa Maisky (Cello); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
  • Performers: Mischa Maisky (Cello); Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1945