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Kent Nagano Conducts Classical Masterpieces - Complete Edition

Mozart / Deutsches Symphonie Orchester / Nagano
Release Date: 11/27/2007 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101425  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenRobert SchumannJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester BerlinBerlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Six masters of the art of musical composition, six symphonies, one of the world’s top orchestras and a star conductor – these are the main ingredients of “Kent Nagano conducts Classical Masterpieces”. This lavish production embarks on a new territory – and not just in terms of concert recordings. It also offers a modern visual perspective on the world of classical music, with glimpses behind the scenes, animated sequences, rapid cuts and time lapse footage.

THE SYMPHONIES
¨ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter' (1788)
¨ Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 'Eroica' (1803 / 04)
¨ Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 'Rhenish' (1850)
¨ Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 (1884 /
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¨ Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 8 (2nd version, 1890)
¨ Richard Strauss An Alpine Symphony (1915)

SIX CONCERTS & DOCUMENTARIES

At the heart of each film is a technically and visually sophisticated concert recording. All footage was shot in the Philharmonic Hall in Berlin. A new view of the orchestra is achieved through extreme close-up shots of the musicians, remote-controlled cameras on the platform, crane and dolly shots and unconventional montage sequences. In interview sequences Kent Nagano explains what he finds particularly important about each specific work and its interpretation. The maestro also provides the viewer with interesting supplementary information on the genesis and context of the work.

Another integral part of each programme is the footage of rehearsals. This shows that the musicians are ordinary people who are dedicated to their vocation. In interviews the players talk about their work, their music and their orchestra. Finally, the animated sequences take the viewer on a fascinating journey into the world of each composer. The scenes portray events and encounters in their lives that had an important bearing on them personally and on their works. Another special feature is the fact that all the dialogues are based on original quotations from the composers and their contemporaries.

BONUS DVD: KENT NAGANO – SEEKING NEW SHORES

Introducing one of the world’s most successful conductors - Kent Nagano’s meteoric rise to fame took him via Lyon, Manchester and Los Angeles to Berlin, where he directed the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester for six years. In autumn 2006 Nagano took up two new posts: as chief conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper. The film shows Kent Nagano in rehearsal with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and follows him to California, Paris and Munich. Interviews with Plácido Domingo, Gérard Mortier, Lang Lang, Achim Freyer and others provide a fascinating insight into this outstanding conductor’s personality and the various stages in his career.Recorded in the Berlin Philharmonie, 2006
Each DVD includes documentary with Kent Nagano, produced by Bernhard Fleischer

Bonus DVD:
- Kent Nagano: Seeking New Shores
- Making Of "Kent Nagano Conducts Classical Masterpieces"

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo (all DVDs) / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1 (Masterpieces)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Language: English / German (Seeking New Shores)
Menu languages: English, Spanish, French, Japanese
Subtitle languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese (+ English for Seeking New Shores)
Running time: 12 hours
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Berlin Philharmonie 
2.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Berlin Philharmonie 
3.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Berlin, Germany 
4.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Berlin, Germany 
5.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2006 
6.
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911-1915; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2006 
Venue:  Live 

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