Name: Claudio Abbado Conducts Mozart and Beethoven
Directed by: Michael Beyer
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Artist: Christine Schäfer (soprano), Juliane Banse (soprano), Bruno Ganz (narrator), Lucerne Festival Orchestra
All are equal before the work, before the mysteries of a score; this was Claudio Abbado's heart-felt conviction. For him, the willingness to be open to one another and to the independent life of musical processes was the only prerequisite for making music. In the live performances documented here for the first time on DVD / Blu-ray, Abbado could be sure of the devotion of these world-class artists: the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, the sopranos Christine Schäfer and Juliane Banse, as well as the actor Bruno Ganz. They shared his credo of "listening togetherness" (DIE ZEIT) that made possible those precious moments of musical truth toward which this great conductor strove throughout his life.
Recorded live at the Concert Hall of KKL Luzern, 19-20 August 2011 (Mozart) and 8-10 August 2012 (Beethoven).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
- Symphony No. 35 in D major, Haffner, K. 385
- Misera, dove son! - Ah, non son io che parlo, K. 369
- Ah, lo previdi! - Ah, t'invola - Deh, non varcar, K. 272
- Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio !, K. 418
Christine Schäfer (soprano)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
- Incidental music to Goethe's tragedy Egmont, Op. 84 for soprano, narrator and orchestra
Juliane Banse (soprano), Bruno Ganz (narrator)
Issued: United States | Accentus