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Various: Abbado/ Sbyo Venezuela (Scythian Suite/ Lulu-Suite/ Pathetique) [DVD] 
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Five years after first conducting the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra in their Venezuelan home, Claudio Abbado continues his commitment to this stunning ensemble in this first joint audiovisual concert recording. Prokofievs extrovert Scythian Suite is a gift for the boundless energy of these young players, while the intricacy and anguish of Bergs Lulu-Suite are an Abbado speciality, with soprano Anna Prohaska, in her Lucerne Festival debut, singing the heroines dazzling statement of self-justification. The concert ends with an impassioned account of Tchaikovskys Pathétique, his final symphony, one of the most moving works in music history.
Abbado ... draws everything from this orchestra - and everything this marvel requires is there. --Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
...a sound that, even in the dazzling glare of the brass, kept its razor-sharp edge and precise outlines. And so left room for incredible colours to emerge... --Zentralschweiz am Sonntag
It's amazing the way Abbado brings the melodic writing to the fore in the very different worlds of the Prokofiev(Scythian suite) and Berg's Lulu suite,crowned By Anna Prohaska's meaningful characterisation of both the amoral heroine and the one person who truly loves her,Countess Geschwitz. Flawless mastery as always from the Lucerne team. Performance ***** Picture & Sound **** BBC MUSIC DVD CHOICE --BBC Music Magazine,Jan'11
All in all,it's scintillatingly communicative. **** --Classic FM Magazine,Mar'11
Abbado's programme confirms that the sky the limit for graduates of El Sistema. --IRR,Apr'11
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In the wind instruments Tchaikofsky's 6th has been scored for 3 Flutes (3rd doubling Piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones; I don't know why this performance needs 8 horns and 4 Trumpets. Was it to add weight to the interpretation (considering the amount of strings isn't strengthened) or did Abbado think 4 youthful hornists can't blow forceful enough or they must have thought `we came to Europe with 8 horn players so let's give them playing time'? The recording doesn't give a clou; in the normal Dolby-mode it stays a little flat as with many other orchestral DVD's.
The only question that remains for me is: how is het possible that in a country - obviously (but also objectively?) poorer than mine - youth seems to have so much interest in classical music? Why don't we have an internationally renowned youth orchestra over here too, taken up by one of our star conductors?