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Dave Saemann
Fanfare, March 2012

CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concertos (Barenboim, Nelsons) (NTSC) 101577
CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concertos (Barenboim, Nelsons) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) 108029

Andris Nelsons does a superb job of holding the concertos together, and both the sound engineering and the camera work are excellent…The Haydn symphony with which he opens the concert receives a highly impressive performance…The orchestra produces a beautiful, soft string tone with vibrato…clear articulation, and carefully shaded dynamics. The trio of the second movement is phrased affectionately, while Nelsons plays with and sensitively molds the big tune in the slow movement, giving it plenty of life…The finale is exciting, with a true Sturm und Drang feel… © 2012 Fanfare Read complete review on Fanfare

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