Chailly, Vengerov and two 20th century masterworks

The Philharmonie de Paris hosted a 20th century music concert with the Filarmonica della Scala under the baton of Riccardo Chailly and the participation of violinist Maxim Vengerov.

Chailly had chosen 2 works from the 1940s, from composers who are rarely played in the same program: Shostakovich and Bartók.

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Christoph Eschenbach, the Orchestre de Paris and Maxim Vengerov

Beginning of October, reunion between Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris. The German maestro was the musical director of the orchestra during 10 years, and he regularly comes back to conduct them. They were playing with violinist Maxim Vengerov, born in the USSR some 40 years ago.

Gathered at the Philharmonie de Paris, violinist, conductor and orchestra gave a very fine reading of Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, in its original version, with a 1st movement Allegro moderato absolutely fabulous, all performers being on the same page.

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