West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the BBC Proms (Blu-ray) | Euroarts 4297054

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the BBC Proms (Blu-ray)

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Cat No: 4297054

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 9th March 2018

Contents

Works

Liszt, Franz

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Schubert, Franz

Rondo in A major for piano duet, D951

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
» Prelude to Act 3
Gotterdammerung
» Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
» Siegfried's Funeral March (Act 3)
Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 3
Tannhauser
» Overture

Widmann, Jorg

Con brio: Concert overture

Artists

Martha Argerich (piano)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Conductor

Daniel Barenboim

Works

Liszt, Franz

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Schubert, Franz

Rondo in A major for piano duet, D951

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Prelude to Act 1
» Prelude to Act 3
Gotterdammerung
» Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
» Siegfried's Funeral March (Act 3)
Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 3
Tannhauser
» Overture

Widmann, Jorg

Con brio: Concert overture

Artists

Martha Argerich (piano)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Conductor

Daniel Barenboim

About

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra are not only an internationally-acclaimed touring orchestra but also a symbol of tolerance and understanding between people. Their Prom opens with Jörg Widmann’s riotous overture Con brio, which uses fragments of Beethoven’s Seventh and Eighth Symphonies and looks at them through a 21st-century prism.

Orchestra and conductor are joined by the legendary Martha Argerich. Argerich gives an “unforgettable performance” of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 dazzling the audience with “her playing as frighteningly precise as it has always been” (The Guardian).

For the encore, the two childhood friends join forces at the piano for a four-handed rendition of Schubert’s Rondo in A which “for 12 minutes provided a glimpse of paradise” (Evening Standard), holding “6000 people spellbound” (The Times).

The concert is completed with popular excerpts from Wagner’s Tannhäuser and The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – both of which feature a song contest at their heart – as well as from Götterdämmerung, the final instalment of Wagner’s Ring.

“The Proms don’t come more stellar than this! Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra would have comfortably filled the hall on their own, while Martha Argerich could have filled it three times over” – The Independent

Picture: Full HD – 16:9
Sound: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: All (A1/B2/C3)
Running time: 101 mins
Production: 2016

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