This is coming your way tonight

This is coming your way tonight


norman lebrecht

March 15, 2020

Prokofiev 3, Schmidt 4

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  • Heini says:

    Tonight? You can watch it anytime, it’s in the Digital Concert Hall archive.

  • The Concertgebouw video service is better and it’s free!

  • MezzoLover says:

    Wow! Truly inspired programming by Petrenko juxtaposing two 20th-century C-Major masterworks that inhabit two (almost) completely different sound worlds.

    And regarding the Schmidt – I fully concur with Cubs Fan that this is a marvelous performance. My only quibble is that the Berlin Phil strings do not have the sumptuousness ideally needed for this music (compared with the 1971 Vienna Phil account under Zubin Mehta, for example). However the gorgeous cello solo at the beginning of the Adagio (Ludwig Quandt on his beautiful Francesco Ruggieri instrument) is simply unforgettable.


  • Mathias Broucek says:

    Love Schmidt! The 4th is an outstanding work!