Live recordings of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 & Violin Concerto & Schumann: Piano Quartet
Bernard Haitink was the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's chief conductor from 1961-88, and was named honorary conductor in 1999.
This album features his 2010 live Johannes Brahms recordings with Emanuel Ax (Piano Concerto No. 1) and Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin Concerto). A brand new studio recording of Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet with Emanuel Ax and RCO principals Vesko Eschkenazy, Henk Rubingh and Gregor Horsch is offered as a makeweight.
Scheduled for release on 31 March 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.
With the release of this live recording of Hector Berlioz's 'Symphonie fantastique', RCO Live celebrates the start of its collaboration with Daniele Gatti as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's seventh chief conductor on 9 September 2016.
His unconventional take on this spectacular score evokes the astonishment audiences must have experienced at the time of the 1830 premiere. It is exactly this sense of surprise and freshness – founded on a thorough knowledge of the score – and the sheer joy of making music together, that prompted the members of the RCO to choose Daniele Gatti as their new chief conductor.
“the string sound is silky, the brass glowing, the woodwind characterful” The Times, 16th September 2016
“Gatti’s reading is poised and energetic, lucid and detailed. Its unconventional emphasis on scene-painting over sweeping gesture yields some fascinating results in the opening movements…the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s characteristic burnished sheen and the mellow restrained horns [is] spaciously captured by the SACD recording” BBC Music Magazine, January 2017 ***
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