This DVD brings brilliant 20th century Orchestral Music recorded using high quality techniques to the market at an attractive mid-range price. The outstanding Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs under the masterful direction of Daniel Barenboim.
Recorded in 2000 at the world's most important festival for 20th century music, the Musik Triennale Cologne, this concert programme successfully set out to capture the great wealth and diversity of modern classical music.
The concert featured an important and infrequently heard piece: Notations I- IV by Barenboim's Chicago predecessor, the French composer-conductor Pierre Boulez. Barenboim, who in his long and eclectic career has championed Boulez's often impenetrable work, makes this particularly thorny composition sound highly accessible in its unapologetically modernist way.
For an informative, fascinating 20 minutes, the maestros discuss their approaches to music in the bonus film: “My 20th Century: Barenboim & Boulez discuss the Music of the Last 100 Years”.
Pierre Boulez: Notations I–IV; Claude Debussy: La Mer; Manuel de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos; José Carli: El firulete
For an informative, fascinating 20 minutes, the maestros discuss their approaches to music, even touching on how to deal with Richard Wagner in the 21st century.