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Wydawnictwo: LSO Live
Nr katalogowy: LSO 5078
Nośnik: 2 CD
Data wydania: październik 2016
EAN: 822231507826
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Epoka muzyczna: 20 wiek do 1960
Obszar (język): węgierski, rosyjski
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: symfonia, koncert, suita

Stravinsky / Bartok / Prokofiev: The Firebird

LSO Live - LSO 5078
Yefim Bronfman, piano
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev
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Utwory na płycie:
The Firebird

Piano Concerto No 3
The Miraculous Mandarin

Excerpts from Romeo & Juliet Suite No 2
On 24th October 2015 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Valery Gergiev took to the rostrum for his penultimate concert as Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. An explosive programme of Stravinsky, Bartók and Prokofiev - repertoire that always fires Gergiev’s imagination - this live recording captures a major milestone in the Orchestra’s history. The first LSO Live release made outside of the Orchestra’s Barbican home, it showcases the very best music-making that Gergiev and the LSO can produce. Stravinsky’s Firebird was an instant hit with audience and critics alike at its 1910 premiere it is a constant in Gergiev’s repertoire. Critics have commented on his interpretation of this landmark work: ‘... an outstanding performance of the complete Firebird ballet. Gergiev, hands constantly aflutter, brought even the most insignificant transition passages to vivid life.’ The Guardian ‘Gergiev clearly adores this piece, and put his whole soul into the performance.’ The Telegraph Piano Concerto No 3 is Bartók’s final work, having been completed only four days before the composer succumbed to a long battle with leukaemia. Written in a serene and lyrical vein, it was intended as a birthday gift for his wife Ditta. Performed here by Yefim Bronfman, a rare artist who is internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists. The New York Times has called Bronfman’s interpretation of Piano Concerto No 3 ‘brilliantly charismatic...’ and he is a master of the great Hungarian’s music, winning a Grammy award for his 2009 recording of all three Bartók Piano Concerti. A story of prostitution and violence, The Miraculous Mandarin, performed here in the suite version, is dramatic, mysterious and sinister. Incredibly entertaining, it’s now one of Bartók’s most well-known works and will not fail to lure the listener into a deep, dark world of seduction and horror. The LSO’s performance of the work on tour was met with critical acclaim: ‘The concert was the last in a series pairing Bartók with Stravinsky, composers Gergiev has always done well. He opened with the suite from The Miraculous Mandarin… its dark sonorities and rhythmic complexities superbly judged.’ The Guardian Gergiev has visited Bartók before for LSO Live and his recording of Bluebeard’s Castle was highlighted as Disc of the Month by Opera Magazine, as well as Opera Choice of the Month by BBC Music Magazine. Closing the album is the encore from the concert, excperts from Prokofiev’s incredibly popular ballet Romeo & Juliet. That Gergiev chose this work to close his farewell concerts is not surprising, as the music and its composer have special signficance for the conductor and for the LSO. 2016 sees the world mark the 125th anniversary of Prokofiev’s birth and Gergiev has long been a champion of the great Russian’s music. His award-winning recording of the complete score on LSO Live among the best-selling on the label, winning BBC Music Magazine Best Orchestral recoridng of 2011.

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