Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Deutsche Welle Festival: Russian National Orchestra

Pianist turned conductor Mikhail Pletnev is really the star of this concert by the Russian National Orchestra, which he founded.

Mikhail Pletnev

Mikhail Pletnev Photo: Deutsche Welle Festival

The Beethovenfest concert has a name: Quintessence, and it's about composers’ last works.

The ones on the playbill are by Rossini, Schumann, Beethoven and Shostakovich.


ROSSINI: Overture, William Tell;

SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto in D minor (1);

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor Op 111 (2);

MOSZKOWSKI: Etude de virtuosité in F Op 72/6;

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No 3 in C Op 26 (2);

TCHAIKOVSKY arr Pletnev: Russian Dance, from Nutcracker Suite;

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 15 in A Op 141

Renaud Capuçon (violin), Mikhail Pletnev (piano), Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev, Mstislav Rostropovich

Recorded World Conference Centre, Bonn (Deutsche Welle)