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BERLIOZ / RACHMANINOV / RAVEL / R. STRAUSS / USTVOLSKAYA Live from the 2016 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Alexei Petrenko, Behzod Abduraimov, Munchner Philharmoniker / Valery Gergiev. Naxos Blu-Ray

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Live 2016 Bbc Proms Royal Albert Hall Naxos Blu-Ray

BERLIOZ • RACHMANINOV • RAVEL • R. STRAUSS • USTVOLSKAYA

Live from the 2016 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall:

Alexei Petrenko, Reciter
Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
Münchner Philharmoniker / Valery Gergiev

Valery Gergiev, fresh from his appointment as chief conductor of the Münchner Philharmoniker in 2015, takes his new ensemble to the BBC Proms for a concert of the utmost in drama and vivid musicianship. The brilliant young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov performs Rachmaninov’s thrillingly virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 3,
while the Russian stage and film actor Alexei Petrenko recites the text in Galina Ustvolskaya’s resonant and profound Symphony No. 3 ‘Jesus Messiah, Save Us!’. The programme also features a hypnotic Ravel Boléro, an alternately tender, florid and witty Rosenkavalier Suite, and the rousing Hungarian March by Berlioz.

• Important features – a first DVD outing to commemorate Valery Gergiev’s new relationship with the Munich Philharmonic; international publicity for brilliantly talented young pianist Behzod Abduraimov; and a platform for an important contemporary symphony by the late Galina Ustvolskaya.
• This is a DVD from the fourth concert of the 2016 London Proms series.
• Young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov won the 2009 London International Piano Competition.
• Gergiev first performed Galina Ustvolskaya’s Third Symphony back in 1995.

Valery Gergiev is artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre, principal conductor of the Münchner Philharmoniker and the World Orchestra for Peace, chair of the organizational committee of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, honorary president of the Edinburgh International Festival and dean of the faculty of arts at the St Petersburg State University. He has led numerous composer cycles in New York, London, Paris and other international cities and he has introduced audiences around the world to several rarely performed Russian operas. Valery Gergiev staged the first Russian production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in St Petersburg, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, New York and London.

Gergiev also champions many contemporary Russian composers.

Picture format: High Definition 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo and DTS 5.1
Language: English and Russian
Region code: A, B, C
No. of disc/s: 1 (BD 25)

Naxos Blu-Ray NBD0073V

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