Click on the link here for Audio Player – Novosibirsk Academy Symphony – Arnold Katz, cond – Denis Matsuev, piano – January 20, 2002 – Radio Orpheus, Moscow
Over to Moscow this week for a concert by the Novosibirsk Academy Symphony, conducted by the legendary Arnold Katz and featuring Denis Matsuev, piano in a concert of music by Tchaikovsky, Orlovetsky and Beethoven.
The Tchaikovsky and Beethoven are strictly meat-and-potatoes.Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. It’s the Orlovetsky that’s downright unusual. His Concert Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, dubbed “Remembering Charlie Chaplin“, which both Orchestra and Pianist execute with all due schmaltz and over-the-top glitz. Matsuev handles himself with aplomb through both – and the audience seems to get a kick out of the Orlovetsky. It’s harmless after all.
And at a shade under an hour and 22 minutes, it makes for pretty easy listening, so it’s all on one player.
Here’s the lineup (with notes from Radio Orpheus, gist-translated by Google):
On the 90th anniversary of outstanding Russian conductor Arnold Katz in the “Concert Hall Radio” Orpheus “” sound recording of the concert Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arnold Katz. Soloist – Denis Matsuev (piano). The program starts at 20 hours GMT.