Andris Nelsons: At Lucerne Festival - Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov
The Latvian maestro Andris Nelsons is already one of the most sought-after young conductors in the world and once again served notice of his extraordinary talent when he conducted two concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam at the prestigious Lucerne Festival. In the present recording of the second of these concerts (which are both available on DVD and Blu-ray from C Major Entertainment), Beethoven's majestic Fifth Piano Concerto proves a memorable encounter between Nelsons and master pianist Yefim Bronfman, who remains calm and composed despite the piano part's virtuoso passage-work and knuckle-breaking chords. "A return to the magician of the podium: a conductor bursting with temperament and capable of conjuring up the most magnificent orchestral sonorities." (Neue Luzerner Zeitung).
- Overture to 'The Ruins of Athens,' Op. 113
- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5
- Etude in F major op. 10/8
- Slavonic Dance in A flat major