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European Concert 2 - 1996-1999 / Berlin Philharmonic

Beethoven / Wagner / Verdi / Kocherga / Blacher
Release Date: 03/30/2010 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4527  
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovMaurice RavelWolfgang Amadeus MozartPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoDaniel BarenboimBernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Length: 6 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this second collection of European concerts, filmed on location in St. Petersburg, Versailles, Stockholm, and Kraków, the renowned Berlin Philharmonic continues its tradition of outstanding performances, featuring the music of Prokofiev, Beethoven, Ravel, Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, and more.

The conducting assignments fall once again to Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim (also playing piano), and Bernard Haitink, with guest appearances by vocalists Anatoli Kocherga and Christine Schäfer, violinist Kolja Blacher, and pianist Emanuel Ax.

1996 Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg
The 1996 concert began in honor of their Russian hosts with popular highlights from Prokoviev's Romeo and Juliet and the
Read more Cavatina from Sergei Rachmaninov's Aleko. The second part of the concert features Beethoven's Violin Romances, with Kolja Blacher leading the orchestra to an enthusiastic reception from the audience, and the Seventh Symphony Claudio Abbado conducts.

Sound: LPCM
Picture: Widescreen
Format: NTSC
Region: 1 (US and Canada)

Scenes & Extras

1997 Chateau de Versailles
This release features Daniel Barenboim conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Opera Royal du Chateau de Versailles.
The concert program includes:
Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin suite;
Mozart's Concerto for Piano in C Major K 415;
and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major.

1998 Vasa Museum in Stockholm
This release features Claudio Abbado conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir, and Eric Ericson Chamber Choir at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm on May 1, 1998.
The concert program includes: Wagner's Overture from Der Fliegede Hollander, Tchaikovsky's Symphonic Fantasia, op. 18 The Tempest, Debussy's Trois Nocturnes and Verdi's Quattro Pezzi Sacri.

1999
The Church of Our Lady in Krakow
Recorded in St. Mary Church in Krakow, Bernard Haitink conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker and soloists Christine Schafer and Emanuel Ax. Works include Chopin’s Concerto for Piano No. 2 and Schumann’s Symphony No. 1.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Aleko: The moon is high in the sky "Aleko's Cavatina" by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; Russia 
2.
Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
4.
The tempest, Op. 18 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 

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