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Brahms, Schönberg, Beethoven – Claudio Abbado & Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Mihoko Fujimura

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)  Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) Orchestral Interlude and “Song of the Wood Dove” from Gurre-Lieder
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, Eroica

Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado
Mihoko Fujimura (Alto)

The Last Video Recording of Claudio Abbado

With his very own “mysterious seductive power and legendary elegance” (Le Monde), Claudio Abbado opened for the last time the LUCERNE FESTIVAL in the summer of 2013. Only a few months later, the world had to bid farewell to a monumental artist, humanist, great conductor and orchestra founder. Even in the concert itself, documented here, lived a moment of farewell, as the three great works performed tell of the transience of life. The centerpiece of the Eroica is the funeral march revealing “abysses of shattering dimension” – an “intense experience” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). This record, the last audio-visual documentation of his work, captures once again the extraordinary atmosphere of “vibrant emotionality” that always emerged when Abbado created music with his “orchestra of friends”.

 

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Record Academy Award – Record Geijutsu 2014

 

“…the concert itself is undoubtedly a precious document.” – Gramophone Magazine

“Most memorable, perhaps, is the Eroica Symphony, with all four movements more spacious than on any of Abbado’s previous recordings of the piece.”BBC Music Magazine

 

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Languages:English
Disc Formats:,
Number of Discs:1 (DVD), 1 (Blu-ray)
Picture Formats DVD:16:9 NTSC
Picture Formats BD:16:9 NTSC, FULL HD
Sound Formats DVD:PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio
Sound Formats BD:PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running time:100:12
Catalogue Numbers:ACC20282 (DVD), ACC10282 (Blu-ray)
Release Dates:05/2014 (DVD, Worldwide), 05/2014 (Blu-ray, Worldwide)
EAN Code DVD:42 6023483 069 9
EAN Code BD:42 6023483 000 2