A seasonal Offering; I hear alot of hope in this version!
2nd September 2009 WOP Concert, part of the Baltic Festival
World Orchestra For Peace
Valery Gergiev, conductor
This concert was given at the invitation of Sveriges Radio/ Berwaldhallen as a part of the 2009 Baltic Sea Festival - marking the 70th anniversary of the start of World War 2 in the Baltic in 1939 and 200th anniversary of the peace treaty between Sweden and Finland.
Programme for this concert:
'Prelude for Peace'(WOP commission, Swedish premiere)
Symphony No. 5 in C# minor
Penderecki's Prelude For Peace is short, in five minutes it achieves a broad swath of wonder to bask in and press 'repeat' immediately after.
The Mahler is a clean, positive-sounding reading that satisfies greatly. As usual with the Fifth, there are all these gorgeous musical structures spread to the skies only to be destroyed, and rebuilt, and again, the process moves forward thusly. Made up of a pick of crack top flight musicians, the World Orchestra For Peace shows its mettle navigating the big crashes without any undue muddiness of texture. It fits wonderfully for all us knit-browed 'serious music' junkies heading into a new decade!
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Thanks to "kurth.johansson" at concertarchive for originally getting this, enjoy and play it loud!