DVD + Blu-Ray:
Andris Nelsons – The Inaugural Concert
Accentus Music releases the gala concert with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and works by Mendelssohn, Berg and Schleiermacher on DVD and Blu-ray.
ACC20443 Front cover © Accentus Music
Andris Nelsons © Gert Mothes_Accentus Music
Andris Nelsons, Baiba Skride, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Gert Mothes_Accentus Music
For his inaugural concert as the new Gewandhauskapellmeister, Andris Nelsons chose three pieces, each with symbolic power. At its center is the “Scottish” Symphony by Felix Mendelssohn, his most prominent predecessor, which was premiered by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the baton of the composer himself in 1842. The symphony is framed by a commissioned work by the Leipzig composer Steffen Schleiermacher and Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, a key work of classical modernism. There is no question about it: this program defines his agenda. It professes Leipzig‘s rich musical tradition, spanning the period from the 19th to the 20th century, and to the music of our time.
Recorded live at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig,
22/23 February 2018
Baiba Skride, violin
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Steffen Schleiermacher (*1960)
Relief for Orchestra
(World premiere, commissioned by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
To the Memory of an Angel
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, op. 56
ACC10443 (BD) – 4260234831665
ACC20443 (DVD) – 4260234831672
To be released on August 31 (Germany, UK) / early September (rest of world).
Already available for pre-order.
Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Co-Production Company MDR/Arte
Assoc. Prod. Company Mezzo
Conductor Andris Nelsons
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Soloist Baiba Skride
Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Composer Alban Berg
Composer Steffen Schleiermacher
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