On this interesting DVD, we have an opportunity to listen to music by Saint-Saens as well as joyous sounds of two piano music by Poulenc.
The recorded concert features the following:
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9
Carmen: Prelude to Act I
Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos & Orchestra
Romance in A major (6 hands)
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 ‘Organ Symphony’, with Christophe Henry (organ)
The other performers are Martha Argerich (piano), Nicholas Angelich (piano) and Myung-Whun Chung (piano & conductor) of the
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Martha Argerich and Nicholas Angelich join Myung-Whun Chung for a concert homage by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France to its conductor in the magical setting of the Théâtre Antique.
The concert begins with Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, composed in 1844 and ends with Saint-Saëns’s Third Symphony in C minor.
Between these two works, Martha Argerich and Nicholas Angelich join to interpret Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, a joyous score in the musical spirit of the 1930s.
Here is Ms. Argerich in Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos: