LIONEL BRINGUIER & NELSON FREIRE IN CONCERT LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL (Blu-Ray)

 

BBC Symphony Orchestra

LIONEL BRINGUIER conductor

NELSON FREIRE piano

BAC479 / Concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall

The programme

HECTOR BERLIOZ
Le Corsaire – Overture

FREDERIC CHOPIN
Concerto No.2 in F minor, op. 21

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
Orfeo ed Euridice
Piano transcription: Giovanni Sgambati

ALBERT ROUSSEL
Symphony No.3 in G minor, op.42

MAURICE RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

THE PERFORMANCE

Leading Chopin interpreter Nelson Freire is the soloist in Chopin’s lyrical and brilliant Second Piano Concerto. On the podium the young French conductor Lionel Bringuier makes his Proms debut conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and gives a sizzling performance of Roussel’s Symphony No.3 and of Ravel’s score for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No 2.

‘’The programme, otherwise entirely French, highlights everywhere this purity of style and gesture (which would give him more in common with Pierre Monteux than Charles Munch), which charms all who see and hear the young conductor: a clear and understandable beat, subtle control of balance and level, natural rhythm and pulse, and expression without embellishment.’’

Rémy Louis (text excerpt from the DVD booklet)

  • Director: Andy Sommer
  • Length: 95 min - Image: colour, 1080i,16/9
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Zones: All Zones - 1 disc(s) - Release date: