For his inaugural concert as the new Gewandhauskapellmeister, Andris Nelsons chose three pieces, each with symbolic power. At its centre is the 'Scottish' Symphony by Felix Mendelssohn, his most prominent predecessor, which was premiered by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the baton of the composer himself in 1842. The symphony is framed by a commissioned work by the Leipzig composer Steffen Schleiermacher and Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, a key work of classical modernism. There is no question about it: this programme defines his agenda. It professes Leipzig‘s rich musical tradition, spanning the period from the 19th to the 20th century, and to the music of our time. Recorded at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, 22/23 February 2018.
Picture Formats NTSC 16:9, Full HD
Sound Formats DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo
Region Code 0
Running Time 92:57
Disc Format BD 25
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Berg: Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935)
Schleiermacher: Relief for Orchestra World premiere, commissioned by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish'