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ONO: THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN

Stefan Vladar on piano

©Gregor Titze

Directory

    BRAHMS: Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
    RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Danses
    BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19 Suite

Performers

    Barcelona Symphony and National Orchestra of Catalonia (OBC)
    Kazushi Ono, conductor
    Stefan Vladar, piano
    • €12 / €34 / €44 / €59
    • Hall 1 Pau Casals
    • OBC Season

    Two major works from the European repertoire written by two composers with a significant presence in the OBC season - Brahms and Bartók - come together in the same programme, in addition to Ancient Airs and Danses.

    PREVIOUSLY TALK

    PREVIOUSLY TALK

    Saturday 5th October 2019 at 6 pm

    Program

    The ballet The Miraculous Mandarin caused a huge scandal when it premiered in Cologne in 1926, but Bartok's music continued to be played in the concert halls, as had Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring a few years earlier. At the age of 25, Brahms began composing his first concerto for piano and orchestra. He created a passionate and emotional work, full of gratitude to the Schumann family, who welcomed him into their home, and bursting with virtuosity, as one would expect from a such a highly talented young man.

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