Lately I've been looking for fresher recordings, for the improvement on sound and filming has been tremendous. No other recording can explain this better. The flawless filming and sound are a joy that stir the senses no end. So, technically speaking, the recording leaves very little or nothing to be desired. It is perfection, pure and simple. As to the music, the first piece is charming, heart warming for what is ahead. Then we have Bronfman massively impressive, sure, commanding performance. It soothes the soul to have one of your favorite pieces so delightfully played. No surprises. And none wanted. The Chopin is also superb. I adore Scherazade. So I am not a little biased. But the stunning performance, the soloists, the happiness of the conductor give the piece another layer of significance and it glitters. I felt the warmth of a very well known piece with an added bonus of greater and enhanced involvement. What a difficult piece Scherazade is! But nothing, absolutely nothing is left to be desired. The Dvorak encore closes the recording magnificently. Just the right music to send you home with light feet. And Mr. Nelsons is a joy to behold. Confident and delighted. He looks as if he would not trade his place for any on earth. His joy is almost palpable. I cannot recommend this disc warmly enough. A veritable treasure.
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