Music Alive for Wednesday 20 March 2019
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)