Symphonies and Concertos Live 2012, Cité de la Musique, Paris
Sterling Forest State Park, Tuxedo, NY
2 November 2012
Symphony No.4 in D minor Op.120
Cello Concert in A minor Op.129
Symphony No.1 in B Flat Major Op.38 'Spring'
3 November 2012
Manfred Overture Op 115
Violin Concerto in D minor WoO 23
Symphony No.3 in E Flat Major Op.97 'Rhenish'
4 November 2012
Overture Genoveva Op 81
Piano Concerto in A minor Op.54
Symphony No.2 in C Major Op.61
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Nicholas Angelich, piano
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Yannick Nézet Séguin, conductor
Cité de la Musique, Paris
All thanks to Atze, MP3s, 320 kbps
Allright. The pic is weird, and seemingly non sequitur. It's my current workplace, and the shot just seems to express the invitation to beauty inherent in these broadcast recordings. Maestro Nézet-Séguin is doing a real number on these works, most of them varnishable warhorses. I find he is great with bringing out rhythmic power without the protracted mashing of the 'thermonuclear' button felt in, say, Solti. (To be fair, Sir Georg also had nights where his mood was more forgiving, an example of which is somewhere in the posting cue). The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe's own blog has a wonderful piece giving some nice details and ruminations about Schumann. Here http://chamberorcheurope.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/schumann-gossip/ .