2014 New Year's Concert

2014 New Year's Concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic) conducted by Sir Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonie. Here is the repertoire:

1. Jean-Philippe Rameau Suite from Les Indes galantes
2. Mozart Piano Concerto in A major K. 488 (Menahem Pressler)
3. Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No.1 (Menahem Pressler)
4. Aram Khatchaturian Gayaneh Suite No. 1 Lezginka
5. Dvořák Slavonic Dances in E minor Op. 46 No.2 & in C major Op.72 No. 7
6. Zoltán Kodály Háry János Suite
7. Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Also includes a film by Grete Liffers about Menahem Pressler called The Life I Love. Released 2015, the disc has 5.0 dts sound. Grade: Help!

The Berlin Phil is much better at playing classical music than they are at making and selling recordings. This time they got EuroArts to help.

The last time we reviewed something from Menahem, he was trying to charge money for a recording showing him playing solo from sheet music. Well, musicians in ensembles can use sheet music. But I think piano soloists should memorize their stuff even if they are old. I think I see sheet music on the piano in the artwork for this title.  I would suggest you be cautious about this item even though most of the music isn't for the piano.

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