Claudio Abbado, who first conducted his new Lucerne Festival Orchestra in this Debussy concert in 2003, realised a dream come with this exclusive ensemble of handpicked orchestral musicians and exceptional soloists such as Kolja Blacher, Emanuel Pahud and Sabine Meyer. EuroArts presents this great musical moment on DVD together with an informative documentary on the moving “History of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra“. The uniqueness of the occasion is palpable throughout this state-of-the-art recording – an audiovisual joy! The documentary includes rare excerpts of rehearsals and concerts with some of the most influential musicians of the 20th century such as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Yehudi Menuhin and Arturo Toscanini. With this DVD recording, EuroArts pays tribute to Claudio Abbado's vision and the Lucerne Festival orchestra's triumphant rebirth during the summer festival 2003.
Claude Debussy: "La Mer", Suite from "Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien"