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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Vengerov, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Long Yu

Accentus releases the celebrated concert of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with Maxim Vengerov and Long Yu at the Lucerne Festival on DVD & Blu-ray.

  • ACC20440 front cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    ACC20440 front cover © Accentus Music

  • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov, Long Yu | Copyright: © Patrick Huerlimann, Lucerne Festival

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov, Long Yu © Patrick Huerlimann, Lucerne Festival

  • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Long Yu | Copyright: © Patrick Huerlimann, Lucerne Festival

    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Long Yu © Patrick Huerlimann, Lucerne Festival

For the first time ever, a Chinese symphony orchestra performed at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. If yet more evidence that classical music has long since become a global language were needed, it would be this appearance by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under music director Long Yu. These musicians from Asia played a programme of three Russian composers.

Aaron Avshalomov, who was born in 1894, served as a professor at the Shanghai Conservatory, where he taught from 1919 on; he was one of the founders of China’s Western musical tradition. His tone poem Hutongs of Peking captures the sounds and voices that once echoed through the narrow alleys of the Chinese capital.

Tchaikovsky’s immortal Violin Concerto was performed by one of the leading virtuosos of our time, Maxim Vengerov. And the orchestra demonstrated the degree to which a composer under Stalin had to wrestle with his own identity with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Here the composer reacts to the political demand to be popular and monumental – which leads to an absurdly overstated “jubilant” conclusion.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Maxim Vengerov
Long Yu

Aaron Avshalomov (1894-1965)
Hutongs of Peking
Symphonic Poem about the sounds and voices of Chinese streets

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Concerto for violin and orchestra
D major op. 35

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony No. 5 D minor op. 47

Recorded at the Concert Hall of KKL Lucerne, August 2017

EAN DVD: 4260234831795
EAN BD: 4260234831788

Worldwide release: February 2019

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Composer Aaron Avshalomov
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra / Band Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Long Yu
Soloist Maxim Vengerov
Assoc. Prod. Company Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

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