Recorded live at the Kölner Philharmonie during the Cologne
Music Triennale, 13-14 May 1994
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
“Five masterpieces teased out to the limits of the possible, but still alive with great playing and the tension Celibidache maintains. To watch the pouchy face relaxing into smiles is a drama in itself.”
“The performance of Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune…is the nearest to musical Zen we are ever likely to get. Beautifully filmed at a concert in Cologne in 1994, it is a never-to-be-surpassed memento of the legendary Romanian conductor Celibidache (1912-96), in repertoire that demonstrated his unrivalled ear for timbre and colour. The Prélude seems to float outside time and space - the Munich Philharmonic reward Celi with the most ravishing display - and a scarcely less magical Ravel Rhapsodie espagnole resonates between precision, subtlety and refinement…”
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