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Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music [5-DVD box set]

Box: Discovering Masterpieces Classical Music / Va
Release Date: 10/26/2010 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2058228  
Composer:  Robert SchumannFelix MendelssohnWolfgang Amadeus MozartRichard Strauss,   ... 
Performer:  Martha ArgerichFrank-Michael ErbenGil Shaham
Conductor:  Riccardo ChaillyKurt MasurHartmut HaenchenGiuseppe Sinopoli,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraC.P.E. Bach Chamber OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Definitive performances of five of the great masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire, combined with unmissable documentary introductions. Legendary pianist Martha Argerich brings her unique intensity to Schumann’s lyrical Piano Concerto, while violinist Gil Shaham dazzles in Brahms, and the greatest German orchestras from the Berliner Philharmoniker to the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig are heard under such illustrious names as Abbado and Chailly. Perfect for DVD is Strauss’s gargantuan Alpine Symphony, which needs to be seen as much as heard, and adding depth to the experience are the authoritative and insightful films that explore the background to each work. DVD 1: Brahms: Violin Concerto - Gil Shaham, violin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Read more Claudio Abbado (Item No: 2056078) DVD 2: Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto - Frank Michael Erben, violin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur (Item No: 2056038) DVD 3: Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” - Kammerorchester C.P.E. Bach, Hartmut Haenchen (Item No: 2056018) DVD 4: Schumann: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - Martha Argerich, piano, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly (Item No: 2056068) DVD 5: Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie - Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli (Item No: 2056138)

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Introduction and Performance

Martha Argerich, piano
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Recorded live at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, 1-2 June 2006

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Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Introduction and Performance

Frank Michael Erben, violin
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Kurt Masur, conductor

Recorded live at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, May 1997

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"
Introduction and Performance

Kammerorchester C.P.E. Bach
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor

Recorded live at the Konzerthaus, Berlin, 13 November 2005

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Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie
Introduction and Performance

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Giuseppe Sinopoli, conductor

Recorded live at the Semperoper, Dresden, 22 September 1998

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Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Introduction and Performance

Gil Shaham, violin
Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Recorded live at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo, 1 May 2002

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 5 hours 34 mins
No. of DVDs: 5 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Frank-Michael Erben (Violin)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
3.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911-1915; Germany 
5.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 

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