Tokyo’s Suntory Hall is alive to a programme of particular musical energy − sometimes overt and joyous, sometimes suppressed and intense. Jansons’ fidelity to music composed during the Soviet era remains heartfelt: Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring soloist Hilary Hahn, is rendered with poise, elegance and demoniac vigour. This piece is framed by two sprightly works: Weber’s charming, zesty Overture to Oberon and Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony, executed with Bohemian-esque lyricism and verve. Recorded live at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 26 November 2000. Directed by Shoichi Nishikawa. This special edition in a slipcase includes the complete EuroArts and Idéale Audience DVD & Blu-ray Disc Catalogue. Cover artwork featuring the Berlin based German graphic artist Hanna Hennenkemper.
Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon, Dmitry Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99, J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 for solo violin, BWV 1001 (Presto), Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, Slavonic Dance, Op. 72 No. 7 in C major