DVD + Blu-Ray:
Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester – Mozart, Tchaikovsky
In February 2018, Andris Nelsons was inaugurated as the 21st Gewandhauskapellmeister. Accentus now releases the festive Mozart and Tchaikovsky concert.
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Andris Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Gert Mothes, Accentus Music
Andris Nelsons © Gert Mothes, Accentus Music
“Andris Nelsons interpreted Tchaikovsky as dismal confessional music but with the greatest possible freedom. This often-maltreated music thus breathed melancholy instead of maudlin sentimentality (...). Breath-takingly honest and nevertheless beautiful.” – Die Welt
One year ago, the festive series of concerts to celebrate the inauguration of Andris Nelsons as the 21st Gewandhauskapellmeister and the 275th anniversary of the Gewandhausorchester concluded with a riveting performance of two of music history’s great symphonic works. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 is one of only two that Mozart wrote in a minor key, which only adds to its singular reception in his canon of symphonies. Tchaikovsky was an admirer of Mozart’s music and paired the premiere of his Sixth Symphony, which he himself conducted, with dances from Mozart’s “Idomeneo”. The “Pathétique” would become his legacy as Tchaikovsky died only a few days after its premiere.
This DVD and Blu-ray release is the first of a new Tchaikovsky cycle with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. It will continue with the audiovisual recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony in May and the Fourth in December of this year.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor K. 550
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony No. 6 in B minor op. 74
Recorded at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, 15/16 March 2018
EAN DVD: 426023483126
EAN BD: 4260234831733
Release date: February 22nd, 2019
Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Recording location Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Co-Production Company NHK
Assoc. Prod. Company MDR/Arte
Director Ute Feudel
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Conductor Andris Nelsons
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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