Legendary Russian Conductor who visited Los Angeles not nearly enough.

Kiril Kondrashin And Ilana Vered Play Music Of Brahms And Berlioz – 1979 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Legendary Russian Conductor who visited Los Angeles not nearly enough.

Legendary Russian Conductor who visited Los Angeles not nearly enough.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Los Angeles Philharmonic – Kiril Kondrashin, cond. – Ilana Vered, Piano – July 12, 1979 – Part 1

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Los Angeles Philharmonic – Kiril Kondrashin, cond. – Ilana Vered, Piano – July 12, 1979 – Part 2

Continuing Historic Concerts this week with a performance by The Los Angeles Philharmonic, at The Hollywood Bowl featuring legendary guest conductor Kiril Kondrashin and Israeli pianist Ilana Vered in a program (just two works) of music by Brahms and Berlioz.

The concert was recorded on July 12, 1979 and was broadcast over NPR.

Sadly, Kondrashin didn’t conduct all that often in Los Angeles, but he was certainly one of the favorites among Los Angeles audiences. His death in 1981 came as a great shock to the music world as he was regarded as one of the truly great Russian conductors of the 20th century.

The concert is on two players, which makes it easy if you’re a fan of Brahms and not Berlioz, or the other way around.

Here’s what’s playing:

Los Angeles Philharmonic, in concert at The Hollywood Bowl

July 12, 1979

Kiril Kondrashin, guest Conductor – Ilana Vered, piano

(top player)

1. Brahms: Piano Concerto Number 2 (w/Vered)

(bottom player)

1. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Since the Hollywood Bowl season is still very much racing along, it’s interesting to note that, since it’s almost a given that Bowl audiences are noisy and . . .well . . .distracted, the audience for this particular concert was dead silent.

Further evidence Kiril Kondrashin was a widely admired and respected conductor.

Enjoy.

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5 Responses

  1. centuri says:

    Looking forward so much to listening this great conductor in the Fantastique !!! THX

  2. Ilana vered says:

    do you have the Brahms concerto I played with Kondrashin at that concert? thanks

    • gordonskene says:

      Let me double check and see. I am running the broadcast performance – if it was included in that, then I have it.

    • gordonskene says:

      My apologies! I did not know the on-site players weren’t working! We’ve moved servers over the past few weeks and some audio has been missing or not working. I have updated everything and it should play fine now. Again, I’m sorry for the inconvenience! – Gordon