SIR ROGER NORRINGTON IN REHEARSAL
In Rehearsal and Concert with the
Recorded at the Schwetzinger Festspiele in 1996
MOZART: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K 543
Directed by Agnes Méth
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Menu Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitles Languages: D, F, SP
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 60 mins
DVD5 / NTSC
Cat no.: 101 070
"A Norrington performance is always more than a mere concert - it is
more of an event: you know you'll come away from the performance with a radically
challenged (and often changed) conception of the scores played" --
No group of works by Mozart has triggered so much debate as his last three symphonies,
all of which were composed within the short space of just under two months.
The Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, which has often been described as "warm
and autumnal", is the first of the three and the only one to have a slow
introduction. Like most of Mozart's instrumental works it also bears elements
of dramatic and operatic style.
Sir Roger Norrington's interpretations are characterised by their freshness
and liveliness. His approach to the baroque and classical orchestral repertoire
and his work on score, sound, orchestra size, seating, and playing styles has
had a profound and lasting impact on musicians and audiences alike.
This In Rehearsal programme shows Sir Roger working with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester
Stuttgart on Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E flat major during the Schwetzinger
Festspiele 1996, trying to get a grip on "this about the andantes and allegrettos".