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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Andris Nelsons – The Inaugural Concert

Author: Accentus Music GmbH

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 | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    ACC20443 Front cover © Accentus Music

  • Andris Nelsons | Copyright: © Gert Mothes_Accentus Music

    Andris Nelsons © Gert Mothes_Accentus Music

  • Andris Nelsons, Baiba Skride, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | Copyright: © 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

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
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
Scottish

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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