Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert with The Iceland Symphony guest conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and featuring Pianist Viktoria Postnikova in a program of music by Myaskovsky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.
September 28, 2011

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As Husband-Wife teams go - this one is pretty extraordinary.



Over to Reyjkavik, Iceland this week for a concert by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, guest conducted by Russian legend Genaddy Rozhdestvensky with his pianist wife, the equally legendary Viktoria Postnikova as soloist.

All Russian program (naturally) opening with the Symphony Number 8 by Myaskovksy and then the Prokofiev Piano Concerto Number 2 (w/Postnikova) along with October by Tchaikovsky with Postnikova as solo and finally finishing up the concert with selections from Prokofiev's Rome and Juliet ballet.

The Concert was recorded on March 17th of this year and was relayed by Radio Nacional Espana (hence, the announcements in Spanish). A great concert at just a little under two hours.

The first part (top player) is the Myaskovsky and the rest of the concert takes up the bottom player.

Here are the notes:

Concierto celebrado en el University Cinema de Reyjkiavik, el 17 de marzo de 2011. Grabación de la RUV, Islandia.
MYASKOVSKY: Sinfonía nº 8 (51’29”).
PROKOFIEV: Concierto para piano nº 2 en Sol menor, Op. 16 (35’50”). Viktoria Postnikova (p.). CHAIKOVSKY: Octubre (5’06”). V. Postnikova (p.).
PROKOFIEV: Selección de Romeo y Julieta (13’34”).
Orq. Sinf. de Islandia. Dir.: G. Rozhdestvensky

For an Anti-Road Rage Wednesday Concert, it should do the trick quite nicely.

But that's just me.

Enjoy anyway.

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