Riccardo Chailly conducts Grieg's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor — With Lars Vogt

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

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Lars Vogt — Pianist
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Riccardo Chailly — Conductor

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The internationally acclaimed pianist Lars Vogt, performing together with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig under the baton of Riccardo Chailly one of the most popular classical works ever written: Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.

If you do not know this Scandinavian composer, it is enough to inquire on the inheritance which its work left with the offspring: in 1942, Freddy Martin's American orchestra of jazz recorded a swing version of the first movement, arranged by Ray Austin and condensed in 2:30 minutes on a fox-trot rhythm, with Jack Fina at the piano; then in 1997, the first movement is used in Adrian Lyne's movie, Lolita.

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Directed by:
Ute Feudel
Venue: Gewandhaus Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)
Production date: 2013
Recording date: 2013
Duration: 41 min
Production: © Accentus Music/ MDR/ Arte