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Claudio Abbado and Maurizio Pollini at Lucerne Festival

Maurizio Pollini piano
Lucern Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado

Fostering young musical talents was particularly dear to Claudio Abbado’s heart. Abbado founded the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in 2003. In this orchestra, he united the world’s best young musicians from youth orchestras. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra has convened for joint concerts in summery Lucerne every year since 2003. He particularly appreciated the almost childlike joy of playing, the feeling of camaraderie, and the freshness of the collectively created sound. The recording of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra’s 2004 rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto performed by Maurizio Pollini captures this special spirit. "The playing was brilliant from the start… had gained in subtlety" The New York Times

Repertoire

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Reviews
"The playing was brilliant from the start… had gained in subtlety" The New York Times

Facts DVD

Item number
2054388
UPC number
880242543882
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Release
Total running time
107 mins
No. of discs
1
Recording
2004