LA Phil 100: The Centennial Birthday Gala (Blu-ray) | C Major Entertainment 753504

LA Phil 100: The Centennial Birthday Gala (Blu-ray)

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Label: C Major Entertainment

Cat No: 753504

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 17th April 2020

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A century to the day after the orchestra’s first concert on 24 October 1919, the centennial season culminates in a “splashy gala night” (San Francisco Classical Voice) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the current and former chief conductors Dudamel, Mehta and Salonen sharing the podium. The repertoire is a true reflection of the DNA that makes the LA Phil the LA Phil and “the defining factor of this orchestra is its ability to blend genres and styles to create totally new takes on classical works” (The Guardian). The New York Times recently called the LA Phil “America’s most important orchestra. Period”. Look no further than this concert´s programme: Ravel's La Valse - Zubin Mehta; Lutosławski's Symphony no.4 - Esa-Pekka Salonen; Stravinsky's Firebird Suite - Gustavo Dudamel; and the world premiere of Daníel Bjarnason's new work for three conductors!

Bonus: LA Phil – The Tradition of the New
A Film by Laszlo Molnar
The documentary portrays the LA Phil and its continual creative reinvention on the occasion of this jubilee. Including a historical part to trace the steps that played a part in where the orchestra stands today, plus interviews with the current and former chief conductors Dudamel, Mehta, Salonen, Frank Gehry, John Adams and music critics, and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic staff.

Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD MA 5.1
Picture: NTSC, 16:9
Subtitles (Bonus): English, Korean, Japanese
Booklet: English, German, French
Total running time: 137 mins (85 mins Concert + 52 mins Documentary)

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