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Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

From the Barbican: A Beethoven Concert

Georg Solti conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with soloist
Murray Perahia (Piano)
Repertoire: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Symphony No. 7/ Overture to Coriolan
Running Time: 94 min
Year of recording:1987
Menu languages: D, GB, F, SP
Subtitle languages: D,F
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Region Code: 2,5
Sel. No. 100 148 PAL

The highlight of the celebrations in March 1987 during the fifth anniversary of the opening of the London Barbican Centre was the concert of the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir George Solti. The special event was held to celebrate the creation of a cultural centre and a residential complex which with its numerous theatres, cinemas and galleries is the largest of its kind in Europe and whose new large concert hall has now become the home of the "LSO". Solti's programme concept for the evening was to offer variety with a unified theme, an appropriate concept for the place. Solti said "I have selected this Beethoven programme to represent three very different moods - the heavyweight Coriolan overture, the light, Mozart-like first piano concert, and finally the wonderful glorification of dance represented by the seventh symphony."

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