This remarkable concert, captured in superb stereo by the BBC at the Edinburgh Festival and XR-remastered by Pristine for its first ever release features some fine performances of music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky and a beautiful rendition Debussy's Nocturnes.
But it's perhaps the work by Luigi Nono which will raise most eyebrows and interest - commissioned for the festival, Nono's unapologetically modernist work, Sul ponte di Hiroshima, was given to rapturous applause, whilst bemusing the critics of the day. Today it retains its remarkable power and freshness, though few will have ever heard it in its entirety as it receives its first release here.
MOZART Symphony No. 31, "Paris"
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Love Duet (in English)
NONO Canti di vita e d’amore: Sul ponte di Hiroshima
- DEBUSSY Nocturnes