Label: SONY CLASSICAL
Igor Levit, Wiener Philharmoniker, Daniel Harding
The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2021, conducted by Daniel Harding with Igor Levit as soloist, was recorded again this year by Sony Classical. The Summer Night Concert, which took place on June 18, 2021, is an outdoor concert held annually since 2008, following the "Concert for Europe" held from 2004 to 2007. The baroque park of Schönbrunn Palace provides an enchanting backdrop for the concert. Among the illustrious conductors who have conducted the Vienna Philharmonic's Summer Night Concert in recent years are Georges Prêtre, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Möst, Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta, Semyon Bychkov and Gustavo Dudamel. The baroque park grounds of Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provide an impressive backdrop for the Summer Night Concert, complementing the high musical quality with its great visual charm. This open-air concert shows classical music at its best and makes it accessible to a wide audience.