EUROPEAN CONCERT 2002
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: "Egmont" Overture, Op. 84;
Johannes BRAHMS: Violin Concerto, Op. 77;
Antonín DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
Giuseppe VERDI: Overture to "Les Vêpres siciliennes"
Gil Shaham (violin), Berlin Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado
Recorded: Teatro Massimo, Palermo, 1 May 2002
Director: Bob Coles
Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorph
Sound Format: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 112 mins (main program) + 20 mins (bonus)
Region Code: PAL All
Subtitles: GB, F, I, E
Recording Date: 1 May 2002
Cat no.: DV-EUC02
"The Violin Concerto
in its urgency and sense of drama is among
the most impressive for a long time, with Gil Shaham producing ravishing sounds."
A familiar and well-loved repertoire forms the basis for the 2002 European
Concert, this time held in the Sicilian capital Palermo. It also has significance
as the last time in his twelve years as artistic director of the orchestra that
the great Italian conductor Claudio Abbado conducted one of its European Concerts.
The magnificent Teatro Massimo, one of the largest and most important opera
houses in Europe both architecturally and artistically, is regarded as a symbol
of Palermo's cultural rebirth and, as such, was an ideal setting for the Berlin
Philharmonic's thirteenth European Concert.
A 20-minute bonus program includes a portrait of Palermo and picture gallery.
"Shaham, a Juilliard grad, has a technique that has seen few equals
and the winning charisma to go along with it" www.classical.net