Great Music Festivals of 2011.
Louise Fryer this week presents highlights from some of 2011's top continental festivals. Today there's the chance to hear Claudio Abbado's hand-picked Lucerne Festival Orchestra on home soil in a magisterial performance which had the critics searching for superlatives: 'peerless,' wrote one and another declared that 'this was one of the concerts of the century.'
Bruckner Symphony No. 5 in B flat
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)
Mozart Ave verum corpus
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
(recorded at Salzburg Mozart Week).