Daniele Gatti, conductor
Anat Efraty, soprano
Since taking audiences by storm in his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in April 2004, conductor Daniele Gatti has been a regular and welcome guest with the orchestra. His concert performances are characterised by highly individual interpretations of traditional orchestral repertoire and a fondness for less common repertoire, with a particular preference for the Second Viennese School and related movements.
On this CD – Gatti’s first recording with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra –, he conducts two key works by Alban Berg: the early Drei Orchesterstücke and the suite from the unfinished opera Lulu, Berg’s swansong.
Under his baton, both works, which Gatti conducted from memory on these concerts, are given a highly ominous, atmospheric performance.
Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 19, 20, 23 October 2005 (Lulu Suite)
en 27, 28, 29, 30 September 2006 (Drei Orchesterstücke).