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A Russian Night / Grimaud, Abbado


Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001346909   
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyIgor Stravinsky
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The first-ever concert DVD of pianist Hélène Grimaud in collaboration with conducting legend Claudio Abbado captures an unforgettable night at the Lucerne Festival 2008!

The all-Russian program extends from Tchaikovsky’s romantic lushness to Rachmaninoff’s dramatics to the astringent musical tonic that is uniquely Stravinsky’s.

Grimaud and Abbado propound poetic and impactful interpretations through the recreative power of sterling musicianship with this unforgettable performance. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra numbers virtuoso instrumentalists from such distinguished entities as the Alban Berg and Hagen Quartets

DVD Extras include a rare Abbado on-camera interview.

Track listing
PETER
Read more TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
The Tempest, op. 18
SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873–1943)
Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op. 18
IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971)
The Firebird
Concert Suite 1919
Extras
Interview with Hélène Grimaud

STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1 · Picture Format: 16:9
Subtitles (Bonus): English/German/Spanish/Chinese
Live recording · Konzertmitschnitt Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
2. The tempest, Op. 18 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
3. Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1945;   

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