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DVD + Blu-Ray: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 / Symphonies 2+3

Author: Accentus Music

The Lucerne Festival 2020 concerts featuring Martha Argerich and Herbert Blomstedt will be released on DVD + Blu-Ray in September 2021.

  • ACC20511 - front cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    ACC20511 - front cover © Accentus Music

  • Herbert Blomstedt, Martha Argerich | Copyright: © Peter Fischli, Lucerne Festival

    Herbert Blomstedt, Martha Argerich © Peter Fischli, Lucerne Festival

  • Herbert Blomstedt, Lucerne Festival Orchestra | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Herbert Blomstedt, Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Accentus Music

In August 2020, Herbert Blomstedt made his debut at the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. You could hardly tell that the maestro had celebrated his 93rd birthday only a month prior for he continuously exudes vitality, awareness, and curiosity. “I’m in love with music,” says Blomstedt, who views his profession as a kind of “joie de vivre”. Together with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Martha Argerich he revealed just what this joy sounds like with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 – the work that marked Argerich’s stage debut in 1949 - and Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3, the famous “Eroica”.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Sinfonia eroica”

Martha Argerich, piano
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of KKL Luzern August 2020

A Production of Accentus Music
in co-production with NHK, Arte G.E.I.E., SRG SSR, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
in co-operation with LUCERNE FESTIVAL

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Soloist Martha Argerich
Orchestra / Band Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Executive Producer Paul Smaczny
TV Director Ute Feudel

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