A World Premiere with Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

At one of her rare appearances with orchestra, Martha Argerich, the grande dame of the piano, joined forces with world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky and the fabulous Lucerne Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of a commissioned work by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin – Romantic Offering, a double concerto for piano, cello and orchestra dedicated to its very first soloists.

“I’ve attempted to depict and highlight the most distinctive individual qualities of these two musicians … Romantic Offering should inspire new thoughts and experiences. Music isn’t only the product of experiment. It should move your soul and touch your heart.” Rodion Shchedrin

The program was rounded off by late-Romantic masterpieces by César Franck, Antonín Dvořák and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of renowned maestro Neeme Järvi.

Antonín Dvořák: Scherzo capriccioso in D flat major, op. 66
Rodion Shchedrin: “Romantic Offering” Double Concerto for piano, violoncello und orchestra   (World Premiere)
César Franck: Sonata for violoncello and piano in A major
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, op. 70

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Martha Argerich
, piano

Year of production:2011
Recording Date:9/10 February 2011
Production company:
Co-Production Company:SRF
Executive Producer:Paul Smaczny
Distribution TV:C Major Entertainment
Director:Michael Beyer