Herbert Blomstedt has had an amazing career in conducting many orchestra world- wide. His musical relationship with the Danish National Orchestra is a cornerstone of his career.
On this DVD we get to hear Herbert Blomstedt as he conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in the following works:
- Symphony No. 7 in E Major
- Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 ‘Unfinished
The special chemistry between the Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra stems from one of the most outstanding artistic partnerships in the music life of Scandinavia.
Blomstedt was the very first chief conductor of the Danish orchestra, and is today its honorary conductor – and this partnership is now in its seventh decade.
This DVD celebrates Herbert Blomstedt’s profound insight into the symphonic worlds of Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner, unfolding in Denmark’s historic Roskilde Cathedral. Blomstedt’s dream of conducting in this excellent acoustic environment came true at a memorable concert in 2007, now made available for fans of the Swedish conductor and his Danish orchestra to enjoy worldwide.
This DVD was released when Herbert Blomstedt’s received the prestigious Léonie Sonnings Music Prize 2016.
Here is Herbert Blomstedt, leading a performance of the first movement from Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony: