This all Mendelssohn Concert in 2009 at the Verbier Festival has been digitally recorded in Dolby surround stereo and sounds great, as if both piano and orchestra were right in your living room.
Masurs account of the Scottish Symphony is remarkable for its freshness and natural spontaneity.The opening cantelina is poised and phrased very beautifully, with the exposition repeats included, and the last movement especially the final 'maestoso' is brilliant with superb horn playing from the youthful and excellent Verbier Festival Orchestra.
The Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor never sounded better.Yuja Wang's brilliant virtuosity, stunning octaves, vivid imagination and countless expressive insights sound uncannily like Martha Argerich and will reward the listener upon each hearing, with new discoveries.The Sextet opus 110 is played with spontaneity and great feeling, but never to the point of becoming sentimental.
There is also a bonus film featuring Yuja Wang playing Stravinsky's 'Three Movements from Petrushka' which is totally breathtaking and spellbinding evoking memories of Gilels and Horowitz. A real collectors item, and according to Deutsche Grammaphone, Yuja Wang's latest CD 'Fantasia' will soon be available on DVD.
- Format: Classical, Color, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH / Hamburg
- DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2010
- Run Time: 104 minutes
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- ASIN: B0040Y7EXI