What I experience in this recording is that all the performers are equal before the composition, equal before the composer, and before the mysteries of the score; this was Claudio Abbado’s heart‐felt conviction.
You will enjoy the following music on this DVD:
- Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 ‘Haffner’
- Misera, dove son? – Ah! non son’ io che parlo! K369, with Christine Schäfer (soprano)
- Ah, lo previdi… Ah, l’invola agl’occhi miei, K272, with Christine Schäfer (soprano)
- Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! K418, with Christine Schäfer (soprano)
Performed by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado conducting.
For Claudio Abbado, the willingness to be open to one another and to the independent life of musical processes was the only prerequisite for making music. In these live performances documented here for the first time, 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.
Here is Beethoven’s overture to Egmont, with Claudio Abbado conducting.
And next, here is Claudio Abbado, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, as well as Christine Schäfer, Bruno Ganz, and Juliane Banse with selections from this recording:
Tags: Mozart, Beethoven, Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Christine Schäfer