Stephen Dodgson Concerto no. 2 for guitar and chamber orchestra, Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau, Nov. 3 and 4, 2016, Lutz de Veer, conductor
 

First performance of the piece after its 1974 premiere with the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester, John Williams soloist. “Rescuing lost treasures…” (Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre, London)

 

Freie Presse Chemnitz Nov.05.2016

"The "Concerto Nr. 2 for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra" by Stephen Dodgson (..) proved to be charming and treacherous at the same time. Thanks to the feligree playing of the soloist Lucian Plessner, the passages for the guitar alone were an immediate pleasure for the ear. (This piece received) much acclaim, and in the interval one could overhear conversations about how good it was to be confronted with repertoire like this, so different from the usual offerings."

 

 

Latest news: Suite from West Side Story for guitar and orchestra now available 

 

http://www.boosey.com/cr/music/Leonard-Bernstein-West-Side-Story/57281                          see projects

 

 

11. Oktober 2014, Konzerte "Tributo a Falú" zum 125 Jubiläum Moisés Ville und Buenos Aires, Argentinien. Mit Unterstützung des Auswärtigen Amts.

 

Hong Kong performances with kind support of Lufthansa

04. November 2015 Hong Kong, AMERICAS recital Leonard Bernstein, A commeroration JCC.

06. November 2015 Hong KongAMERICAS recital, Leonard Bernstein, commeroration, Fringe Club

 

                           19. November 2015 Jüdische Gauchos.Gerchunofff/Falu, Dormagen

 

                           21. Dezember 2015 Preatorius, Barrios, Bernstein, Kempten

 

                           28. Dezember 2015 Preatorius, Barrios, Bernstein, München

 

                           21. Januar 2016 Prokofjew, Freiburg

 

                           16. Februar 2016 Gerchunoff/Falú, Berlin

 

                           13. März 2016 Gerchunoff/Falú, Abschlussveranstaltung Woche der Brüderlichkeit, Freiburg 

 

                           11. Juni 2016 Gerchunoff/Falú/Crespo u.a., Mönchengladbach

 

                           03. November 2016 Dodgson Guitar Concerto no. 2 Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen/Zwickau, Lutz de Veer, Zwickau


                           04. November 2016 Dodgson Guitar Concerto no. 2 Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen/Zwickau, Lutz de Veer, Plauen

 

 

 

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"Plessner's transcriptons from Bernstein's more popular theatre works, notably Mass, Candide and West Side Story, are immensely attractive. They capture the spirit of the originals yet sound completely at home on the guitar."

Humphrey Burton former first head of music and arts department of BBC television


 

"...es gelingt Plessner bei jedem einzelnen Stück, eine ganz eigene Stimmung aufzubauen, die den Geist des Komponisten spiegelt...nicht die virtuosen "schnellen Finger" rückt der Arrangeur und Interpret hier in der Vordergrund, sondern das filigrane Gespür für die genaue Erfassung des schöpferischen Gedankens."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


 

"...Lucian Plessner (stellte sich) mit einem Solorezital vor, das sich durch stupende Virtuosität und angeborene Musikalität auszeichnete, wie sie in diesem Maße nur den ganz großen Künstlern zur Verfügung steht."

Oberhessische Zeitung


 

"Du hast etwas Wunderbares gemacht, etwas Einzigartiges. Du wirst nicht kopiert werden, weil es keiner kann."

Alexis Weissenberg


 

"...pregno dell'abilità e sensibilità () un bravissimo chitarrista." Giovanni Palombo


 

"I enjoyed Lucian Plessner's recital to the utmost. His arrangements of Bernstein's music are so tastefull." Sid Ramin, arranger and composer, orchestrator of West Side Story


 

"It works very well...as it is pared down to just the bare musical ideas, it is better than the full score." US blog on Leonard Bernstein


 

"Veo que has tomado hasta los más intimos matices, que te hacen parecer a un argetnino norteño de pura cepa. Creo que ya no podré tocar en Alemania estando vos allí; "yo" ya no hago falta". Eduardo Falú, Buenos Aires