Waldbuhne: Czech Night (Blu-ray)
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Cat No: 4261494
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 21st October 2016
WorksSymphony no.6 in D major, op.60
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53
Ma vlast (My Country)
ArtistsLisa Batiashvili (violin)
This concert is a dual premiere for Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Artist of the Year 2016 and winner of the ECHO Klassik 2014): for the first time, the Canadian is conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker at their last concert of the season at the Waldbühne. This is also his first appearance with the orchestra since his debut in 2010, with an interpretation of the two major Czech national composers, Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák.
With his orchestra cycle Má vlast, Smetana created a musical portrait of his home country; particularly the second part, Vltava, came to stand as the embodiment of Czech music. Smetana combines rhythmic and melodic elements of Czech folklore with stylistic devices of Western symphonic music.
The same applies for Antonín Dvořák, fashioning his own musical language, shaped by the Bohemian idiom, in the Slavonic Dances. Thus his Sixth Symphony contains many allusions to Czech folk songs and dances that are typical of Dvořák’s music.
The Violin Concerto is also inspired by Slavic dance rhythms. This captivating piece is played by the Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili, acclaimed by the press as a ‘ballerina on the violin’.
Including ‘conductor camera’ option: switch to the ‘picture-in-picture’ or ‘full screen’ in the conductor’s camera feature (full concert length) and experience maestro Nézet-Séguin from the orchestra’s perspective.
‘An evening in Berlin that could not have been more perfect.’ - Tagesspiegel
Recorded live at the Waldbühne Berlin, 2016, directed by Henning Kasten
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Region code: All (A1/B2/C3)
Running time: 107 mins
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