Andris Nelsons is one of the most sought-after young conductors on the international scene today and once again served notice of his extraordinary talent in Summer 2011 when he conducted two concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam at the prestigious Lucerne Festival.
In this concert (available on DVD and Blu-ray) orchestra and conductor demonstrate their brilliance in some of the most spectacular orchestral works ever written.
Total: 100 minutes
DVD: DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo
Picture 16:9, HD
“It's an oddly balanced programme, but Nelson's passionate engagement and facial expressiveness in every facet, always balanced by his discipline with or without a baton, hold the spell...the monumental Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 has to be the reason for giving the concert permanence, and how singularly Nelsons plumbs its depths.”
“the percussive glitter of Salome's dance is dispatched with Bartokian verve and dispassion...He treats new tempi as points of arrival rather than departure...bringing a human warmth to a structure that often derives its impact from implacable (not to say dour) relentlessness and encouraging his wind soloists to phrase personally and vocally...if you don't care for Shostakovich, you may find this performance surprisingly convincing.”
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