The Peace Concert At Versailles Blu-ray

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Label: DG
Catalog: 0735699
Format: BLU RAY

A compilation of musical works like no other! Never before has there been a comparable panorama through classical music pieces that can be related to the universal theme of war and peace as for the Versailles Peace Concert, which was heard there to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. Franz Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic celebrated this solemn date at the Versailles Theater together with some world-famous soloists, including the exceptional pianist Yuja Wang and the young soprano Elsa Dreisig. "Mars, the Bringer of War" or "Dirge for Two Veterans" from the pens of Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams form the most direct references to war, loss and mourning, but that is far from all. The musical journey of this live album leads through works by Mozart and Beethoven to Wagner, Debussy and Ravel, until the most famous work by American composer Charles Ives brings the concert to a compelling climax: The Unanswered Question!

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