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from Palermo

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"


Beethoven, Ludwig van; Brahms, Johannes; Dvořák, Antonín; Verdi, Giuseppe

Abbado, Claudio

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Shaham, Gil


Genre: Classical Concert

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: DV-EUC02

Barcode: 5450270009374

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Physical Release: 11/2003

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