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Brahms: Symphony No 2, Alto Rhapsody / Nelsons, Lucerne Festival Orchestra [blu-ray]

Brahms / Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Nelsons
Release Date: 04/28/2015 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 10325  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Sara Mingardo
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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n 2014, all signs pointed to a new beginning at the Lucerne Festival. For the first time, the festival would take place without the incomparable Claudio Abbado, with the young Latvian Andris Nelsons leading the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Nelsons had already won the trust and respect of both listeners and performers in a moving memorial concert for Abbado in Lucerne. He is known internationally as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation. Now he was poised to lead the prestigious festival into a new
Read more era – he brilliantly mastered this “greatest challenge”(as he himself called it) of his career. The audience and the musicians responded with heart-felt gratitude. “He is aware of every single player and carries us on an unbelievable wave of enthusiasm”, according to concertmaster Sebastian Breuninger. Solo violist Wolfram Christ adds, “Nelsons accepts what is inherent in our orchestra and what comes from Abbado; he builds on it and makes it into something new.”


Johannes Brahms:
Serenade No. 2 in A Major, Op. 16
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Sara Mingardo, contralto
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of KKL Luzern, 15–16 August 2014

Picture format: 1080i Full-HD
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean
Running time: 109 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (BD 25)
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 
Serenade no 2 in A major, Op. 16 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858-1859; Germany 

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