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Brussels Philharmonic

Rachmaninov & Prokofiev

orchestral
Fri 07 Apr 2017 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Yves Knockaert 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.10

Standard €18.00 - €33.00

Reduction -26 €9.00 - €16.50

Reduction 65+ €15.30 - €28.05

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

A tribute to Russian music

After its disastrous premiere, Prokofiev shelved his Cello Concerto. After hearing it played many years later by 22-year-old Mstislav Rostropovich, however, he dusted it off. Following Rostropovich’s advice, he reworked it, incorporated his characteristic trademark: dissonance coupled with lyrical passages, and renamed it Sinfonia Concertante. A similar fate befell Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. It was rarely performed for ten years after its premiere. With its powerful Stravinsky-like expressionist harmonies, grotesque passages à la Prokofiev and a rhythmic vivacity so typical of Rachmaninov's later works it could easily have been his Fourth Symphony. Not Russian, but inspired by Russian folk festivals is Connesson’s Maslenitsa. This reference to the old Russia, dreamt by a Frenchman, depicts exuberant joy mingled with suffering. It’s a tribute to the country and the music Connesson loves so much.      

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programme

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sinfonia Concertante, opus 125

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Symphonic Dances, opus 45

Guillaume Connesson (1970)
Maslenitsa

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Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sinfonia Concertante, opus 125

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Symphonic Dances,...

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performers

Brussels Philharmonic: orchestra
Stéphane Denève: conductor
Jérôme Pernoo: cello

Fri 07 Apr 2017 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Yves Knockaert 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.10

Standard €18.00 - €33.00

Reduction -26 €9.00 - €16.50

Reduction 65+ €15.30 - €28.05

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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