Notes and Editorial Reviews
Sony Classical is proud to release the Summer Night Concert 2015 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta and featuring guest soloist, world-renowned pianist, Rudolph Buchbinder. This annual open-air event has been held since 2008 on the park grounds of the Scho?nbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, and airs nationwide on PBS on August 28. Recorded live on May 14, 2015, the program features two works by Edvard Grieg, the popular Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 and Concerto for Piano an Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 16.
This year’s Summer Night Concert was conducted by Zubin Mehta who is one of the most legendary conductors of our time. Maestro Mehta conducted the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert 2015, and he and the orchestra share a long history together. In 1961 he conducted his first concert with the Vienna Philharmonic and in 2001, after forty years of artistic collaboration as the orchestra’s longest-serving conductor, he was awarded an honorary membership in the Vienna Philharmonic. Mehta is joined by guest soloist, Rudolph Buchbinder, one of the world’s foremost pianists who is frequently invited to perform with major orchestras around the world. With the UNESCO World Heritage setting of the Baroque park of Scho?nbrunn Palace as the backdrop, the Summer Night Concert 2015 adds stunning visuals to the superb musical program.