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Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2010 / Barenboim, VPO [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Boulez, Pierre : Notations (12) for Orchestra
>Bruckner, Anton : Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The opening concert of the Salzburg Festival is regarded by many as the world's most renowned music festival, and is therefore, by tradition a high-profile event. Listen to what Frankfurter Zeitung calls, "An impressive depiction of the work [Te Deum]". With world-class performances by E. Garanca, D. Roeschmann, F. J. Selig, and R. Pape, this DVD is a must-have.

Fanfare
The high-definition video quality is superb...

MusicWeb International
The blurb on this Blu-Ray trumpets the significance of this concert; not only does it mark the 90th anniversary of the Salzburg Festival, it also commemorates 50 years of the city's Großes Festspielhaus. And as performers go, this is as stellar as it gets, with Daniel Barenboim leading the Viennese orchestra and choirs in a varied programme of Beethoven, Boulez and Bruckner. His long line of Beethoven recordings... is the stuff of legends, so chances are we're in for a treat with this new rendition of the G major concerto. The Boulez may be less appealing, but the real draw for me is Bruckner's mighty Te Deum, which Barenboim has also recorded before (DG)... the opening is as rafter-raising as ever. The soundstage is deep and wide, the choral singing wonderfully incisive. The soloists are well blended, and one marvels anew at how Bruckner structures this huge edifice. The mood is now fearful, now fervent. How he builds unerringly to those vaulting climaxes rendering the hushed 'holies' a tingling precursor to yet another blaze of sound. As for the Viennese brass, they're in splendid form throughout.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 85 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.0
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Boulez, Pierre : Notations (12) for Orchestra :: no 1
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945/1978

>Boulez, Pierre : Notations (12) for Orchestra :: no 2
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945/1978

>Boulez, Pierre : Notations (12) for Orchestra :: no 3
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945/1978

>Boulez, Pierre : Notations (12) for Orchestra :: no 4
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945/1978

>Boulez, Pierre : Notations (12) for Orchestra :: no 7
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945/1978

>Bruckner, Anton : Te Deum in C major, WAB 45
  • Performers: Klaus Vogt (Tenor); Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano); René Pape (Bass); Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1881-1884