R Strauss - Don Quixote; Dvorak - Symphony no.8 (Blu-ray) | Belvedere BVD08024

R Strauss - Don Quixote; Dvorak - Symphony no.8 (Blu-ray)

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Label: Belvedere

Cat No: BVD08024

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 2nd December 2016

Contents

Artists

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Wen Xiao Zheng (viola)
Anton Barakhovsky (violin)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Mariss Jansons

Works

Dvorak, Antonin

Carnival Overture, op.92 B169
Symphony no.8 in G major, op.88 B163

Elizondo, Jose

Danzas Latinoamericanas
» Otono en Buenos Aires

Massenet, Jules

Don Quichotte
» Interlude no.2 'La tristesse de Dulcinee'

Strauss, Richard

Don Quixote, op.35

Artists

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Wen Xiao Zheng (viola)
Anton Barakhovsky (violin)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Mariss Jansons

About

As an artist in residence with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the American cellist Yo-Yo Ma had the opportunity to do what is perhaps the second thing he loves the most after playing: sharing his love of music with others. During his residency, he transformed himself from sensitive teacher to inimitable Bach interpreter to first cello of a major symphony orchestra.

Yo-Yo Ma doesn’t fade away into the music, nor does he take a worshipful attitude towards the pieces he performs. From the moment he walks onto the stage, he exudes charisma that immediately confirms his exceptional status as the 'best cellist in the world'.

With its ten variations on a theme of knightly character for full orchestra, Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote not only depicts the colourful adventures of Cervantes' chivalrous hero, but also functions as a virtuoso display of glorious solo melodies embedded in stunning orchestral passages. It is, in a way, a second Strauss cello concerto.

Joining 'the Don' later is a viola solo that personifies the faithful Sancho Panza and is played by Wen Xiao Zheng.

To those in the know, Jansons’ partnership with the great Munich-based BRSO is one of the most transcendent conductor-orchestra pairings.

Recorded at the Philharmonie am Gasteig, Munich, 2016

Approx. 111 minutes
Blu-ray DTS-HD Master Audio R.1
LPCM Stereo 1080p High Definition
Region Code: worldwide BD 50

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