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Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Jubilee Box

Alfred Brendel, Maurizio Pollini, piano | Rachel Harnisch, Eteri Gvazava, soprano
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado

From its debut in 2003, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra has been enthusiastically received by public and press alike. The orchestra is a dream come true for Claudio Abbado who handpicked famous soloists, chamber recitalists and orchestral musicians to form this orchestra. Time and again it has been praised for its extraordinary sound and refined playing in the finest spirit of chamber music under the direction of the exceptional Italian conductor. The present DVD provides a comprehensive overview of the work of this already legendary orchestra featuring a selection of outstanding recordings from the 2003 to 2006 festivals. For prominent works by Beethoven, Bruckner, Debussy and Mahler, the orchestra is joined by reputed soloists. In addition to a masterly filmed musical experience, the box set also comprises the documentary “The History of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra” including rarely seen rehearsal, concert and archival footage featuring Wilhelm Furtwängler, Ferenc Fricsay, Herbert von Karajan, Yehudi Menuhin and Arturo Toscanini. Also included is a bonus DVD of Maurizio Pollini playing Beethoven in a first ever audiovisual release. The box set comes, at a very attractive price, in a luxurious presentation with an extended booklet with insightful essays and interesting photographic material – a suitable homage to a very special orchestra and its great conductor.


L.v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 (Brendel) & No.4 (Pollini); Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.7; Claude Debussy: La Mer & Suite Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien; Gustav Mahler: Symphonies Nos.5 & 6

Facts DVD

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UPC number
Region code
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
425 mins
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
Documentary: “The History of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra"
Bonus subtitles
English, French, German