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Rachmaninoff Festival II

Directory

    Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March
    Sergei Prokofiev: L'amour des trois oranges (The Love for Three Oranges), Op. 31bis. Opera suite (1919; rev. 1924) 16'
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 (1890-1891; rev. 1919) 27'
    Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 (1924-25) 28'

    Sunday 13 March
    Sergei Prokofiev: L'amour des trois oranges (The Love for Three Oranges), Op. 31bis. Opera suite (1919; rev. 1924) 16'
    Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 (1924-25) 28'
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 (1909) 39'

Performers

    Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC)

    Denis Kozhukhin, piano
    Kazushi Ono, conductor

Program

The Piano Concerto no. 3 is one of the favourite works from his piano repertoire due to the high technical demands of the score. It was premiered by the composer in New York in 1909 under the direction of Walter Damrosch and later was often conducted by Gustav Mahler. The concert combines passages imbued with a deep Russian solemnity with bursts of ecstatic vitality.
If Rachmaninoff’s music is a projection of the Romantic spirit inherited from the 19th-century tradition, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich set out from a radically different and groundbreaking conception, and here lay the groundwork for what would be the music conceived under the auspices of the Russian Revolution.

    • SHOW MADE
    • 11, 12 and 13 March 2022
  • €25 / €35 / €45 / €55
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • OBC Symphonic Season

This concert closes the cycle dedicated to the last of the symphonists of the great Russian tradition. Under the influence of the piano concertos of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frédéric Chopin and Edvard Grieg, and with the intention of demonstrating an extraordinary technical brilliance within the reach of the composer’s interpretive abilities, the Piano Concerto no. 1 is one of his prime works. Dissatisfied with his effort — a characteristic of a composer who was just beginning to write — he completely revised it in 1917 and in doing so achieved the form in which it is performed today.

PROGRAM

Concert included in the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival

Concert included in the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival

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