Waldbühne: St. Petersburg Night

Arthaus Musik: 107172

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Waldbühne: St. Petersburg Night

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(107 172)



Release date:

31st Aug 2010




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Waldbühne: St. Petersburg Night

Live Recording from The Waldbühne Berlin, 1997


Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

Daniel Barenboim (piano)


Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture


Khovanshchina: Prelude

Sorochintsy Fair: Gopak


Romeo and Juliet - Suite No. 1, Op. 64a: Death of Tybalt

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34


Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Waltz from Swan Lake

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Zubin Mehta, born in Bombay in 1936, is one of the greatest conductors on the rostrum. ‚I have been conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker longer than many of its musicians have been members. I began in 1961 and since then have not missed a single season. During all those years I have been able to observe continually that the Berliner Philharmoniker sets standards for outstanding orchestral achievements.‘

The theme of his ‚St. Petersburg Night‘ at the Berlin Waldbühne is, of course, Russian music. The centrepiece is one of Tchaikovsky‘s most frequently played and effective compositions: his Piano Concerto No. 1 in B fl at minor. This work has spread the fame of Russian music all over the world. Its memorable melodies and original rhythms never fail to captivate audiences.

Daniel Barenboim, was the soloist for the Tchaikovsky concerto in Zubin Mehta‘s music night. With this combination of master conductor, master pianist and leading orchestra, success was, of course, assured. The twenty thousand people in the audience at the Berlin Waldbühne, sold out weeks beforehand, expressed their thanks with tumultuous applause.

The other works in the programme were also enthusiastically received, in particular the familiar sounds of Tchaikovsky‘s ‚Swan Lake‘ and Rimsky-Korsakov‘s orchestral scherzo ‚The Flight of the Bumblebee‘ from his opera ‚The Legend of Tsar Saltan‘, which was played with astounding virtuosity.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1

Picture Format: 4:3

DVD Format: DVD 9, PAL

Running Time: 97 mins

FSK: 0

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