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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto

Friday, April 17 — Sunday, April 19 2020

Friday, April 17 — Sunday, April 19 2020
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

Wise pianists fear Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, one of the most fiendishly difficult pieces ever composed for the instrument. Alexander Gavrylyuk, “as vivid and characterful as he is dextrous” (Gramophone), is suited to summon Rachmaninoff’s fireworks.

Later, Scriabin's Le Poème de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy) is a metaphysical romp once described by author Henry Miller as “a far-off comic itch … like a bath of ice, cocaine, and rainbows.”

Program

RACHMANINOFF
Concerto for Piano No. 3
BUSONI
Berceuse élégiaque
SCRIABIN
Le Poème de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy)

Artists

  • Artwork for Markus Stenz

    Markus Stenz

    conductor

  • Artwork for Alexander Gavrylyuk

    Alexander Gavrylyuk

    piano

Markus Stenz

conductor

Alexander Gavrylyuk

piano

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Sunday, April 19
3:00pm
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Markus Stenz leads an exceptionally delicate score — its balances and pauses fragile and exposed — with naturalness and a sense of spontaneity. ”

The New York Times
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