Title : Martha Argerich and Mischa Maisky
Genre : Classical
Conductor : Neeme Järvi
Artist : Mischa Maisky (cello), Martha Argerich (piano), Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
At one of her rare appearances with orchestra, Martha Argerich, the grande dame of the piano, joined forces with world-famous cellist Mischa Maisky and the fabulous Lucerne Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin - Romantic Offering, a double concerto for piano, cello and orchestra dedicated to its very first soloists.
"I've attempted to depict and highlight the most distinctive individual qualities of these two musicians ... Romantic Offering should inspire new thoughts and experiences. Music isn't only the product of experiment. It should move your soul and touch your heart. "
The programme was rounded off by late-Romantic masterpieces by César Franck, Antonín Dvořák and Dmitri Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony under the baton of renowned maestro Neeme Järvi.
Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Center (KKL), Lucerne, 9-10 February 2011 .
Antonín Dvořák: Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66 , B. 131
Rodion Shchedrin: Double Concerto for Piano and Cello, "Romantic Offering" (world première)
César Franck: Violin Sonata in A major, M. 8 (arr. for cello and piano)
Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, Op. 70
Issued: USA | Accentus