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Europakonzert 1994 / Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic [blu-ray]

Beethoven / Berliner Philharmoniker / Barenboim
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2011694  
Number of Discs: 1 
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The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. For this newly released EUROPAKONZERT Blu-ray Disc all recordings were lovingly restored and converted to High Definition video. The 1994 concert was recorded at the Staatstheater Meiningen, in the middle of Germany, 5 years after the German Reunification. The city had remained a musical centre since Hans von Bülow went from the Meininger Hoforchester to Berlin, to become the Berliner Philharmoniker's first conductor. The evening began with the majestic fifth piano concerto in E flat major by Beethoven as a delicately magical, virtuoso performance by Claudio Abbado and Daniel Read more Barenboim, followed by the Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms, who himself had also worked with the Meininger Orchestra. Read less

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