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.
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)