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Claudio Abbado – Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra – LUCERNE FESTIVAL at Easter 2010

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Anna Prohaska, soprano

Sergei Prokofiev – Scythian Suite, Op. 20,
Alban Berg – Symphonic Pieces from the Opera “Lulu” (Lulu Suite)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Magic Flute: “Ach, ich fühl´s, es ist verschwunden” (Pamina)
Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”

Five years after first conducting the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra in their Venezuelan home, Claudio Abbado continues his commitment to this stunning ensemble in this first joint audiovisual concert recording. Prokofiev’s extrovert Scythian Suite is a gift for the boundless energy of these young players, while the intricacy and anguish of Berg’s Lulu-Suite are an Abbado speciality, with soprano Anna Prohaska, in her Lucerne Festival debut, singing the heroine’s dazzling statement of self-justification. The concert ends with an impassioned account of Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique, his final symphony, one of the most moving works in music history.




“I have never heard deeper articulation in the first-movement development, and its ‘aria’ is a model of sensitive filming …” — BBC Music Magazine

“Aided by superb camera work, we see him, (Abbado) gaunt but energized, bringing sophistication and élan to Prokofiev’s monster canvas …”Financial Times


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Disc Formats:,
Number of Discs:1 (DVD), 1 (Blu-ray)
Picture Formats DVD:16:9 NTSC
Picture Formats BD:FULL HD
Sound Formats DVD:PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Sound Formats BD:Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS HD Master Audio
Running time:111:45 min
Catalogue Numbers:ACC20101 (DVD), ACC10204 (Blu-ray)
Release Dates:10/2010 (Worldwide)
EAN Code DVD:42 6023483 000 2
EAN Code BD:42 6023483 006 4