C Major presents From the New World: a concert featuring Dvořák’s iconic Symphony No. 9 alongside works by Ives, Adams and Stravinsky.
The concert is performed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons.
Andris Nelsons, Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is one world’s the most interesting up-coming conductors. He has appeared at Covent Garden, the Met, Bayreuth and the Wiener Staatsoper. He has also performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker.
PICTURE: 16:9, HD
BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM STEREO
RUNNING TIME: 95 MINUTES
24th September 2013
“[Nelsons'] conducting of the world class Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks is exemplary, scrupulously prepared, colourful, committed and compelling.”
“The highlight of this enjoyable, beautifully filmed concert is the Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony, one of the gentlest and most tenderly phrased accounts I've ever heard...Camerawork is lively and informative, but then Nelsons himself is a real boon, perhaps the most visually likeable conductor since Carlos Kleiber.”
“a terrific memento of a marvellous concert...The performance of the New World...is out of the top drawer, with the same outstanding qualities as their audio recording....Nelsons makes the Symphony sound fresh and vibrant, finding a genuinely new and effective perspective...the playing [in Song of the Nightingale] is superb and Nelsons manages to surprise and delight”
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