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Fellini, Jazz & Co. / Chailly, Berliner Philharmonic

Shostakovich / Berliner Philharmoniker / Chailly
Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2058408  
Composer:  Dmitri ShostakovichNino RotaPaul LinckeOttorino Respighi
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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WALDBUHNE IN BERLIN 2011 – Fellini, Jazz and Co. The Waldbühne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s summer concerts. With audiences of more than 20,000, these are some of the most popular classical music concerts in the world. Riccardo Chailly is famous for having one of the broadest and most eclectic repertoires. Here, under his baton, the orchestra presents perennial favourites by Shostakovich, Rota and Respighi. Live recording from the Waldbühne, Berlin, 23 August 2011, directed by Kasten Henning, produced by Jan Bremme. TV Producer:
Read more Dorothea Diekmann, RBB.

Dmitry Shostakovich:
Jazz Suite No. 2
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk Suite, Op. 29a: III. Allegretto

Nino Rota: La Strada Suite

Ottorino Respighi:
Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P. 106
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P. 141
Belkis, Queen of Sheba Suite, P. 177: II. Danza guerresca (War Dance)

Paul Lincke: Frau Luna: Berliner Luft

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Recorded live from the Waldbhüne, Berlin, 23 August 2011

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
Running time: 105 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

R E V I E W:

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RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome. Pines of Rome. Belkis, Queen of Sheba: Danza Gueresca. SHOSTAKOVICH Suite No. 2 for Jazz Orchestra. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Allegretto. ROTA La Strada: Suite Riccardo Chailly, cond; Berlin PO EUROARTS 2058408 (DVD: 105: 19; Blu-ray: 105:19) Live: Berlin 8/23/2011


& LINCKE Berliner Luft


Berlin’s Waldbühne, the summer home of the Philharmonic, is a charming setting for an outdoor evening pops concert, and when you factor in the orchestra’s polished, impeccable playing, conductor Riccardo Chailly’s infectious leadership, and a program of popular, innocuous fare, you’ve got the equivalent of a chilled Riesling on a warm, carefree night—a pleasant, if not quite memorable, way to pass the time. What’s most remarkable about this concert is the commitment Chailly brings to such lightweight music. His facial expressions and animated gestures inspire the orchestra and amuse the listeners, so we have violins and audience alike swaying to a Shostakovich waltz and bouncing along to the circusy dances—he even turns and conducts the audience, cueing their whistles in the hometown encore, Berliner Luft . Chailly milks the Respighi scores for all they’ve got; you’d think “The Pines of the Appian Way” were the closing pages of Götterdämmerung , and the dance from the ballet Belkis, Queen of Sheba makes an agreeable racket. Actually, the most interesting music comes from Nino Rota’s score for the Fellini film La Strada (as reworked for the ballet). There’s more swing and big-band brass writing here than in Shostakovich’s so-called Jazz Suite, and Chailly really digs into the Stravinskyan drama and Barber-like pathos. Still, it’s probably not the kind of video concert you’ll return to often for the music; think of it as a touristy home movie to revisit on those stormy winter nights.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Jazz Orchestra no 2, Op. 50b by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USSR 
2.
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29: Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
3.
La Strada: Suite by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Italy 
4.
Berliner Luft by Paul Lincke
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
5.
Pines of Rome: Excerpt(s) by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy 
6.
Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; Rome, Italy 
7.
Belkis, Queen of Sheba: Suite - 2nd movement, Danza guerresca by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Rome, Italy 

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