ZACHARIAS PLAYS CHOPIN’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO

  • 12, 13 and 14 April 2019
  • 10€/33€/43€/58€
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • OBC Season
Photo of Christian Zacharias ©Klaus Rudolph©Klaus Rudolph

Directory

Dvořák: Legends Nos. 1, 9, 2
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op.21
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major, op.61

Interpreters and guest artists

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC)
Cristian Zacharias, piano and conductor

Schumann's music is romanticism in its purest state, combining passion, longing, love, happiness, laughter, melancholy, and sadness. He was encouraged to compose symphonies by his wife, Clara, finally producing four masterpieces: “I would often like to smash my piano, it has become too feeble for my ideas”.

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CLUB DEL PETIT CONCERT

If you have children and you like music, this is your chance! (For children 4 to 11 years).

Program

The second symphony is intense and profound, composed at a very turbulent time in his life. It was premiered by his friend Felix Mendelssohn. Chopin launched his musical career in Vienna as a 19-year-old pianist and composer, with spectacular success. On his return to Warsaw, he composed two concertos for piano. The concerto performed today by Cristian Zacharias is a perfect blend of virtuoso musicianship and the lyricism of a young composer who was to become known, years later, as the “poet of the piano”. The programme opens with some of Dvořák’s freshest and most elegant pieces: a selection of his engaging Legends, composed originally for piano duet and orchestrated by the composer himself.

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