Continuing with festival season. This time it's a live and direct concert recorded this past Sunday (the 23rd) at the prestigious Aix en Provence Festival in Provence France. One of the really great European festivals, this year they featured the London Symphony as Orchestra-in-residence and they turned in some memorable concerts.
This concert features the LSO with Valery Gergiev in a program of music by Debussy and Shostakovitch. Debussy's La Mer and the Shostakovitch Symphony Number 8.
From all reports, the festival was a sell-out within the first day tickets were offered. So, in case you missed it this year, here is a reasonable substitute . . .or not.
The concert is broken up into two players. The top player is the Debussy and the bottom player is the Shostakovitch.
Here are the notes.
samedi 23 juillet 2011
En direct du Festival d’Aix en Provence : Debussy, Chostakovitch
La Mer (1903, 1905)
Symphonie N°8 en Ut mineur Op.65 (1943)
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Direction
Concert donné au Grand Théâtre de Provence d’Aix-en-Provence
Announcements are in French but have been cut down as it was live and they were padding quite a bit while the orchestra set up, tuned and took a fifteen minute break between numbers.
Enjoy and consider Anti-Road Rage as an answer.