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Europa Konzert 2006 (Symphony 35/ 36/ Piano Concerto/ Horn Concerto) (Radek Baborák/ Berliner Philharmoniker/ Daniel Barenboim) (Euroarts: 2055304) [Blu-ray] [2012] [Region Free]

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  • Actors: Radek Baborák, Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Format: AC-3, Classical, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Euroarts
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Sept. 2012
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008CWR34Y
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,302 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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~ For over 20 years, the Berliner Philharmoniker have celebrated their foundation on May 1st with the annual EUROPA KONZERT the 2006 event took place at the Theatre of the Estates in Prague.

~ An All-Mozart Programme with Daniel Barenboim in his familiar dual role as soloist and conductor.

~ Featuring two masterpieces of the Mozart repertoire, the Haffner and Linz Symphonies.

~ The Estates Theatre Prague is one of the most beautiful historical theatres in Europe.

~ Part of its charm, magic and value lies in its historical significance. In 1787 Mozart conducted here the premier of Don Giovanni, a work written specially for Prague.

~ The Berlin Philharmonic sitting on stage in a reconstruction of the sets that had been used at the first performance of Don Giovanni.

Bonus Film: A Cultural Portrait of Prague.

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Daniel Barenboim is one of the few musicians in the world today who could accurately be described as legendary.

--The Times

Satisfyingly unforced and natural-sounding --Julian Haylock, International Record Review

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This Europe Concert from 2006 given by Barenboim and the Berlin Philharmonic is relatively unusual within the series because it is devoted exclusively to one composer and also because it does not present the BPO at its full complement.

The city of Prague was chosen for this concert to mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. Mozart had been closely identified, not only with Prague, but also with the Estates Theatre where this concert was held and which had previously seen acclaimed performances of Figaro, La Clemenza di Tito and the first performance of Don Giovanni during Mozart's life.

Barenboim, regardless of the reduced size of the orchestra, still delivers interpretations which can still be described as `fairly large scale' Mozart in concept and is thus some distance from the the 'authentic instruments' concept of the Mozartian sound world. The interpretation of all the music is generally robust with strong bass lines supporting rich and powerful upper string timbres. The woodwind, brass and timpani are similarly scaled to match. These comments now need to be read in the context of the original DVD and the new Blu-ray versions of this recording where the added clarity of the Blu-ray version makes a considerable difference in terms of clarifying the orchestral line and textures.

The very fine performance of the 1st Horn Concerto given by the principal horn, Radek Baborak is an outstanding success in either format. This was enthusiastically received by the audience who may have remembered him as previously the principal horn of their own Czech Philharmonic. The remainder of the concert is perfectly enjoyable too however and certainly pleased the audience judging by their prolonged and vociferous response at the end.
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I dont know when I have enjoyed a concert as much as this one.The venue is spectacular ,;the music was sperbely recorded and the picture was stunning.What more can I say except that no-one could be disappointed if the purchased this disc.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x97949150) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97764e04) out of 5 stars A fine concert where the improvement of clarity achieved by the Blu-ray is especially apparent 26 Aug. 2012
By I. Giles - Published on Amazon.com
This Europe Concert from 2006 given by Barenboim and the Berlin Philharmonic is relatively unusual within the series because it is devoted exclusively to one composer and also because it does not present the BPO at its full complement.

The city of Prague was chosen for this concert to mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. Mozart had been closely identified, not only with Prague, but also with the Estates Theatre where this concert was held and which had previously seen acclaimed performances of Figaro, La Clemenza di Tito and the first performance of Don Giovanni during Mozart's life.

Barenboim, regardless of the reduced size of the orchestra, still delivers interpretations which can still be described as `fairly large scale' Mozart in concept and is thus some distance from the the 'authentic instruments' concept of the Mozartian sound world. The interpretation of all the music is generally robust with strong bass lines supporting rich and powerful upper string timbres. The woodwind, brass and timpani are similarly scaled to match. These comments now need to be read in the context of the original DVD and the new Blu-ray versions of this recording where the added clarity of the Blu-ray version makes a considerable difference in terms of clarifying the orchestral line and textures.

The very fine performance of the 1st Horn Concerto given by the principal horn, Radek Baborak is an outstanding success in either format. This was enthusiastically received by the audience who may have remembered him as previously the principal horn of their own Czech Philharmonic. The remainder of the concert is perfectly enjoyable too however and certainly pleased the audience judging by their prolonged and vociferous response at the end. Barenboim has long been admired for his Mozart performances both of the concertos and of the symphonies and his successful series of both remain available of audio CD. There is also a superb set of the last 8 piano concertos from the late 1980's played by Barenboim also with a reduced BPO now available on a very generous single DVD / Blu-ray and that makes an interesting comparison with this newer version of the concerto where the older performance is leaner, fleeter and more 'classical' in style. The two symphonies on this new disc are both very enjoyable with good classical style and should give much pleasure. Again, the Blu-ray format has greatly clarified the textures and the orchestral definition.

As an attractive bonus there is a 20 minute documentary giving a `Cultural Portrait of Prague' which is totally interesting.

The whole concert is well recorded visually with clear but non-invasive camera work. The sound is presented in DTS 5.1 and stereo. It should be stressed, as suggested above, that in this case especially the improvement achieved by the Blu-ray version over the previous DVD release is almost startling. The Estates Theatre cannot have been an easy venue to record in as the stage is rather cramped in width but with relatively large depth. The hall is very high but relatively narrow throughout. This situation inevitably produces challenging issues of lighting and sound engineering that has been remarkably well overcome and this is particularly true of the Blu-ray to the point where the recording problems outlined above are simply not apparent any more. Particular congratulations are therefore due to the recording team.

In summary therefore I feel that an improved assessment to 5 stars over the previous 4 star DVD rating is a fully earned given the marked increase of audio clarity achieved despite the large-scaled approach to playing Mozart presented here. This extra clarity also applies to the image quality. Even supporters of `authentic instruments', and I include myself here, cannot fail to be impressed and therefore this disc should please a lot of people a lot of the time.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97aca84c) out of 5 stars excellent sound and good interpretation. Video is good too. 27 Oct. 2012
By REYNALDO PUESAN - Published on Amazon.com
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well done. video, audio and interpretation. I highly recommend it to any body with a good sound system. The price is right too.
HASH(0x977664fc) out of 5 stars Mozart from the Berlin Philharmonic 16 Aug. 2014
By EdM - Published on Amazon.com
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This concert video on Blu-ray Disc is excellent. One of the BPO's annual May 1 European Concerts, it is also an all Mozart program in honor of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth in January, 1756, only 20 years before the USA's Declaration of Independence, to place musical history into a world historical perspective.

Daniel Barenboim was both conductor and soloist, and excellent accounts are given. Symphonies 35 and 36, Piano Cto No. 22, and Horn Cto No. 1 are very pleasingly rendered, fine performances and well recorded in Prague's Estates Theater, a beautiful and great sounding hall. Historically, it was also where the world premier of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" was performed. A bonus short on Prague is also included. It is indeed a treat to hear and view this performance, excellence upon excellence, with the Berlin Philharmonic players, Barenboim as Conductor and soloist, to the horn soloist, to the hall, to the recording itself.
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