Classic BBC Proms (5 DVDs)Garrick Ohlsson BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.2 Works by CHOPIN and LISZT ICAD 5013 - Viennese Night Works by J. STRAUSS I, J. STRAUSS II, LEHÁR and SUPPÉ ICAD 5026 - Gennady Rozhdestvensky GLINKA Ruslan and Lyudmila – Overture Three Dances from ‘A life for the Tsar’ TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker, Act II ICAD 5027 - Yuri Temirkanov BERLIOZ Le Corsaire – Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony Encores by TCHAIKOVSKY, ELGAR and PROKOFIEV ICAD 5065 - Sir Georg Solti MOZART Symphony No.39 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 DEBUSSY Fêtes ICAD 5100
Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony OrchestraMP4 Video Download:This rare audiovisual footage presents Klaus Tennstedt at the height of his very special relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra during his prime recording period. Joyous Mozart is combined with evocative Mahler, both performed with the greatest sensitivity and conviction. The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features only the second public release of a full-length symphonic work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Klaus Tennstedt and the third DVD available with this mighty conductor. While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.
Klaus Tennstedt / Boston Symphony OrchestraMP4 Video Download:Tennstedt duly made his US debut in December 1974, conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in an all-Brahms programme and then in Bruckner's Symphony No.8. A legend was born and a career was made. One headline the next day ran: "Bruckner – Tennstedt – BSO – Once in a Lifetime."
Borodin QuartetMP4 Video Download:Described as ‘the quartet world’s most distinguished ensemble’, the Borodin Quartet celebrated its 65th anniversary with a sold out concert at the Wigmore Hall, London, a week before this live recording from the Cité de la Musique in Paris. Following the performance the Financial Times wrote that ‘today’s Borodin Quartet has lost nothing of its old authority.’ The quartet plays with warmth, commitment and obvious enjoyment.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON, 13 DECEMBER 1988