Alexander Vedernikov Conducts the National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Prokofiev
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Repin, playing a Guarneri del Gesu, was remarkable. The cadenza of the first movement of the Brahams concerto was a marvel. Verdernikov was a quirky conductor but elicited a first-rate performance from the NSO. One of the better renditions of the Prokovief symphony that I have heard.
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AMAZING! WORLD CLASS ALL THE WAY! Hearing the Brahms First Movement cadenza was worth the price of admission alone! (I don't think I have ever heard/seen such technique) I am not a fan of Prokofiev but after hearing the NSO play with this...continued
Former Bolshoi Theatre Music Director Alexander Vedernikov makes his US orchestra debut, conducting the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist Vadim Repin, whom the Los Angeles Times praises for his “muscular performances, aggressive and astounding.”
Brahms – Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77
Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100
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