LNSO, RAVEL’S CONCERTO AND RACHMANINOFF’S DANCES

Rimsky-Korsakov was a perfectionist and preferred smoothly polished music. His friend Modest Musorgsky, on the other hand, wrote splintery scores simply begging to be shaped with a block plane. However, a smooth Musorgsky is not quite Musorgsky anymore. The LNSO will provide a powerful experience by playing Musorgsky’s St John’s Night on Bald Mountain, a version with Rimsky-Korsakov’s varnish removed. We will also hear Ravel’s brisk Piano Concerto (for both hands) with the sublimely exquisite Adagio assai; and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, a magnificent embodiment of an exile’s longing for his homeland.

21 Jan

19.00 / Thursday / Vidzeme concert hall "Cēsis"

Soloist/-s

PLAMENA MANGOVA -

Conductor

Andris Poga

Program

  • Modest MUSORGSKY St John’s Night on Bald mountain
  • Maurice RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
  • Serge RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

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