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Coming Home: Israel Philharmonic 75th Anniversary [blu-ray]

Beethoven / Israel Philharmonic Orch / Mehta
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2059094  
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsJohann Sebastian BachFrédéric ChopinErnest Chausson,   ... 
Performer:  Julian RachlinVadim RepinEvgeni Kissin
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the best orchestras in the world today, celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a concert conducted by Zubin Mehta. They are joined by the internationally-renowned soloists Julian Rachlin, Evgeny Kissin and Vadim Repin in a spectacular programme of Saint-Saëns, Bach, Chopin, Chausson and Beethoven. Accompanying the concert is the documentary ‘Coming Home’, by János Darvas, which portraying the orchestra and its eventful history, which correlates both with the history of Israel and with the fate of the Jews in the 20th Century. Interwoven with individual biographies and archival
Read more footage, the IPO’s 75 years of history will be brought back to life in concerts with Arturo Toscanini, Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim and Itzhak Perlman. We also get the opportunity to watch the Israel Philharmonic in rehearsals, concerts and on tour.

Recorded live at the Hangar, Tel Aviv, 24 December 2011

Bonus:
- Coming Home – a film by János Darvas

Picture format: 1080i Full HD
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Languages: English, German, French, Hebrew, Japanese
Running time: 95 mins (concert) + 52 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (Blu-Ray) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Julian Rachlin (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
2. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 3rd movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vadim Repin (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
4. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
5. Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Julian Rachlin (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
6. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at 75 years. December 4, 2012 By Luke Bryant (Oakleigh South, Victoria) See All My Reviews "The sheer joy of musicians making great music together was soon apparent as I watched and heard the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta and three solarists, each uniting as one with orchestral members, followed by a soloist encore. This recording is a first class concert, highly recommended. Filmed in “Hanger 11” a large theatre and arts complex in Tel-Aviv, recorded using DTS-HD Master Audio, the sound quality is first class and combined with outstanding camera work; including sharp, detailed close-ups, this is a performance on Blue-ray or DVD disc not to be overlooked by serious music lovers – or those interested in technicalities. The disc includes a fascinating 52 minute documentary “Coming Home” relative to the orchestra’s 75 years history and its members form so many different countries. I give it five stars. Luke Bryant." Report Abuse
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