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Summer Night Concert Schoenbrunn 2011 / Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic


Release Date: 08/16/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001582209  
Composer:  Franz LisztJean SibeliusModest MussorgskyNiccolò Paganini,   ... 
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vienna's musical year shines with two dates that always dazzle: The New Year's Day concert with the Vienna Phiharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic's open-air concert in the gardens of the palace of Schonbrunn (Vienna), the Summer Night Concert.

The theme of this year's summer night concert is "Virtuoso pictures" and Valery Gergiev, in the opinion of The Guardian "the greatest conductor of his generation", led the orchestra in Liszt's Preludes, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Kreisler's Concerto in one movement after the first movement of the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 6 by Nicolo Paganini.

In memory of the victims of the recent Japan disasters, Jean
Read more Sibelius's Scene with Cranes has been included in the programme.

The renowned violinist Benjamin Schmid was the soloist. The Strad Magazine commented on the Austrian violinist: "His golden tone, immaculate intonation, faultless technique and total identification with this magical score are truly things of wonder. A violin classic."
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Works on This Recording

1. Les préludes, S 97 by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848/1854; Weimar, Germany 
2. Kuolema: Scene with Cranes, Op. 44 no 2 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1906; Finland 
3. Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 6: 1st movement, Allegro maestoso by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Benjamin Schmid (Violin)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1817 
4. Der Carneval in Rom: Vom Donaustrande, Op. 356 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
5. Pictures at an Exhibition for Orchestra (orchestrated by Ravel) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1874/1922; Russia 

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