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Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Goerner plays Rachmaninov

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Sat 01 Apr 2017 20.00
introduction by Piet De Volder 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.05

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Russian and French splendour reconciled in one concert

After the disastrous initial reception of his First Symphony, the highly sensitive Rachmaninov needed three years of psychotherapy and hypnotic rehabilitation before he dared to write another note. The work with which he overcame the agonising failure of his symphony was his Second Piano Concerto, which he unsurprisingly dedicated to his therapist. Whereas his First Piano Concerto begins aggressively, his Second begins with a bell-like tolling on the piano that swells up from nowhere. This concerto requires technical mastery and analytical thoroughness. Qualities that pianist Nelson Goerner certainly has, as well as his obvious rhetorical talent. The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra pair this immensely popular work with Debussy's most influential orchestral works. In La Mer Debussy paints maritime panoramas with orchestral pastels, whereas in Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, his enchanting sound poem, he opens with mellifluous flute tones. Russian and French splendour reconciled in one concert. 

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programme

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Piano Concerto no. 2

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune
La mer

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The Lark Ascending

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Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Piano Concerto no. 2

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)...

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performers

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: orchestra
Sir Mark Elder: conductor
Nelson Goerner: piano
Marieke Blankestijn: violin

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Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: orchestra
Sir Mark Elder: conductor
Nelson Goerner: piano
Marieke Blankesti...

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Sat 01 Apr 2017 20.00
introduction by Piet De Volder 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.05

Part of Abo Orkestraal

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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