Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 and Roussel Symphony No. 3


Here is the program for this BBC Symphony Orchestra concert conducted 2010 by Lionel Bringuier at the Royal Albert Hall:

  1. Berlioz Le Corsaire Overture

  2. Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with Nelson Freire as piano soloist

  3. Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice - Dance of the Blessed Spirits in piano transcription played by Giovanni Sgambati

  4. Roussel Symphony No. 3

  5. Ravel Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

Produced by Xavier Dubois and Francois Duplat; directed for TV by Andy Sommer. Released 2013, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Jeremy Nicholas in the June 2013 Gramophone at page 69 gave a strong and enthusiastic endorsement of this title calling it "...a tremendous concert, one to return to with or without the pictures, and a souvenir of a stunning London debut by a conductor who is going to be around for a long time leading the world's greatest orchestras." Nicholas wrote as much about what he saw and what he heard, and I think he saw the DVD---not the HDVD. I definitely hope to get this soon and find out if Andy Sommer was able to shoot this without falling into the swamp of "DVDitis."