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Fabio Luisi conducts Mahler and Beethoven - Mahler: Symphony No.1 / Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 (Luisi)

Fabio Luisi conducts Mahler and Beethoven - Mahler: Symphony No.1 / Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 (Luisi)

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Margarita Höhenrieder
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Fabio Luisi

"One hears from all sides that the Hofkapelle in Dresden is the best in Europe." Beethoven wrote these words as long ago as 1823. In 2008 the record magazine Gramophone named the present-day Staatskapelle one of the ten best orchestras in the world. Under its current principal conductor, Fabio Luisi, this venerable ensemble deploys its sumptuous sonorities on Mahler’s grandiose First Symphony in a performance fulsomely praised by the Süddeutsche Zeitung: "Whether in the wild Scherzo or the satirical Funeral March or in the work’s expressive melodies, everything made sense." The Munich tz was no less enthusiastic about the concert’s magnificent soloist, Margarita Höhenrieder: "Her view of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto is full of fire and wit, yet she never loses sight of the overall structure and is never guilty of any momentary lapses of taste."


Repertoire
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1; Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.1 “Titan”; Encore: Harald Genzmer: Presto from Suite in C for Piano

Picture format NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Release May 1, 2009
Total running time 127 mins
Details running time 107 mins, 20 mins (Bonus)
Subtitles English, French, German, Spanish
Booklet notes English, French, German
No. of discs 1
Recording 2008
Bonus Bonus Film: Margarita Höhenrieder – Portrait of an Artist