Gil Shaham and Claudio Abbado play Brahms

Europakonzert 2002, Palermo

Performed in a different European city each year, the incomparable Berlin Philharmonic's annual Europakonzert commemorates the orchestra's 1882 founding while celebrating the cultural life of the European community. From the elegant Teatro Massimo opera house in Palermo, Sicily, the 2002 concert features sensational violinist Gil Shaham joining conductor Claudio Abbado in a performance of Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto, Op. 77. Also featured on the program is one of the most beloved works in the symphonic repertoire, Antonín Dvorák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," as well as the dramatic overture to Giuseppe Verdi's Sicilian Vespers.

Maestro Abbado led the Berlin Philharmonic as they inaugurated the Europakonzert series at Prague's Smetana Hall in 1991, so it seems fitting that he has chosen this Europakonzert, in his native Italy, for his last televised concert as the principal conductor and artistic director of the orchestra.

Movie director : Bob Coles
Playlists : Europakonzert, The World's Greatest Concert Halls, The Best of Violin
Musical period : Romantic music
Music genre : Orchestral music
Musical form : Symphony

Duration : 01 h 56 min
Location : Teatro Massimo (Palermo, Italy)
Production date : 2002
Production : © EuroArts Music International / VIDEAL / brillant media

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