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Dinu Lipatti plays Bach Partita No.1 BWV 825 at his last recital (Part and Playlist)



Dinu Lipatti performing the first half of the Bach Partita No.1 in B-Flat, BWV 825 at his last public performance, at the Besancon International Music Festival on September 16, 1950.

Václav Talich, 1954 (Live) Dvořák, Holoubek, B. 198 (op. 110) (The Wild Dove)



Antonín Dvořák
Holoubek, B. 198 (op. 110)
(The Wild Dove)

Česká filharmonie (Czech Philharmonic)
Václav Talich, conductor
Recording Live, 17 May 1954
Smetana Hall
Prague Spring International Music Festival

Dinu Lipatti plays Mozart Sonata in A Minor, K310, at his last recital Besançon, September 16, 1950



Dinu Lipatti‘s performance of Mozart‘s Sonata in A Minor, K310, at his last public recital, which took place at the Besançon International Music Festival on September 16, 1950. Included in this video are some photographs taken at the rehearsal in the Salle de Parlement that morning, as well as some pictures from the actual performance which were taken by Michel Meusy (who is at the time of this writing 102 years old). Also included is a previously unpublished picture of his hands which (along with all Besancon pictures) is featured in the upcoming documentary ‘Le Recital de Besançon’ on Sunless Films, directed by Philippe Roger. 

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Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New England Summer Festiv


Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New England Summer Festiv

Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New

England Summer Festiv   (click to access)

A visit to the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.

On the program:

Eugene Ysaye – Sonata for Two Violins: mvmt II Ray Chen & Suyoen Kim, violins
recorded in concert on July 13, 2011

Samuel Adler – Canto XIX Ricardo Iznaola, guitar recorded in concert on August 4, 2010
 Arnold Schoenberg – Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Ying Quartet
recorded in concert on July 6, 2011


Derek Bermel – Soul Garden Paul Neubauer, viola; Maria Schleuning, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez, viola; Rosemary Elliott, cello; Seth Russell, cello
recorded in concert on June 29, 2011

Alfred Brendel, Claudio Abbado – Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 / Bruckner: Symphony No.7 (2005) (great sound)



Alfred Brendel, piano 
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

0h01’00” – 0h36’35”
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op. 37
01:03 I. Allegro con brio
17:58 II. Largo
27:25 III. Rondo. Allegro

0h39’45” – 1h40’55”
ANTON BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 7 in E major
39:49 I. Allegro moderato
58:53 II. Adagio
1:19:32 III. Scherzo. Sehr schnell
1:28:56 IV. Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht schnell 

Recorded live in Lucerne at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Concention Centre, on 10-12 August 2005

The famed Concert Hall of Lucerne hosted its first public performance with the opening of the 1998 Lucerne International Music Festival. Situated on the picturesque Vierwaldstättersee shore, the facility is also known by the acronym of its German name, KKL (Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern). It also contains a flexible performance and banquet space, the Lucerne Hall, as well as museum and exhibition space, meeting rooms, restaurants, and a rehearsal hall.

 Artec provided Design and Planning services covering Auditorium Acoustics Design and Background Noise and Vibration Control consulting for Culture and Congress Centre. The Architect for the facility was Jean Nouvel of Paris.