This concert is presented by


Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, Ravel, Brahms, Leonard, Mendelssohn

Sixteen musicians and their instruments: fourteen Stradivarius from the "Nippon Music Foundation" and a Stradivarius violin Archinto from the "Royal Academy of Music."

Musical program

A. Vivaldi
Four violins and cello Concerto in B, Op. 3 No. 10 RV 580
W.A. Mozart
String quartet in C Major, KV 575 (Allegretto)
J.S. Bach
Two violins concerto in D, BWV 1043
M. Ravel
Cello and string Kaddish (arranged by Tognetti)
J. Brahms
Hungarian Dances for violin and piano No. 4 & 2 (arranged by Joachim)
H. Leonard
Spanish Serenade
F. Mendelssohn
Octet (original version)

The wonderful collection of the Nippon Music Foundation, that owns 21 string instruments of the highest quality (19 made by Antonio Stradivari and an additional two by Guarneri del Gesu), is a living treasure. In fact, each one of these jewels is lent to a young musician, chosen among the most talented of its generation by an international jury presided over by the Maestro Lorin Maazel. In this way a unique orchestra made up of violins, violas, and cellos, created by the most famous luthier, takes its form. Ms. Shiomi, president of the Nippon Music Foundation, asked La Fugue to be the producer of this unique concert that is already highly anticipated. Because we are honored of this responsibility, and we want to provide for that night the appropriate setting, we chose the Louvre and its Auditorium, whose size and excellent acoustics are perfect for this formation and its repertoire.

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Broadcast date : Oct. 7, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Kikuei Ikeda violin
Sergey Khachatryan violin
Hyun-Su Shin violin
Akiko Suwanai violin
Geza Hosszu-Legocky violin
Viviane Hagner violin
Manrico Padovani violin
Martin Beaver violin
Yuki Manuela Janke violin
Kazuhide Isomura alto
Danjulo Ishizaka cello
Steven Isserlis cello
Clive Greeensmith cello
Yumiko Urabe piano
Maggie Cole harpsichord

Duration : 01 h 28 min
Location : Louvre Auditorium (Paris, France)
Recording date : 2010
Production date : 2010

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