Rattle conducts Elgar, Ligeti, Stravinsky, Wagner (DVD)
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Cat No: 4259968
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 4th November 2016
WorksCello Concerto in E minor, op.85
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)
ArtistsSol Gabetta (cello)
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker contrasted the prelude to Wagner’s Lohengrin and György Ligeti’s orchestral piece Atmosphères perfectly, demonstrating that they both employ different styles to pursue a similar objective – an iridescent, otherworldly sound.
Star cellist Sol Gabetta gave an outstanding interpretation of Elgar’s Cello Concerto: the final great work of the composer, full of melancholy and a sense of farewell.
In contrast to Elgar, Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps is focused on the future. In their previous performances, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle have shown that this work, despite its inherent modernity, also provides a wealth of sensual pleasure.
“Sol Gabetta’s Elgar Concerto is one of the best around, a heartfelt, tonally rounded performance.” - Gramophone
“The musicians breezed through the Sacre with ridiculous virtuosity, as laid-back as if it were a mambo on a dance floor on a Caribbean beach.” - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2014, directed by Torben Schmidt Jacobsen
Running time: 94 mins
Picture: 16:9 – NTSC
Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, DTS 5.0
Region code: 0
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