September 06, 2018
Live Concert

Medtner, Rachaminov, Svetlanov, Tchaïkovski... Tribute concert for Evgeny Svetlanov

  • 12:37
    Medtner: Piano Sonata in a minor op 38 no.1 "Reminiscenza"
  • 51:32
    Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque for piano, violin and cello no.2 in d minor op.9
  • 24:10
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Roméo and Juliet (fantasy overture)
Auditorium de Radio France

In celebration of the 4th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Andris Poga, performs Medtner, Rachmaninov, Tchaïkovski and Svetlanov, alongside Vadim Repin, Dmitri Makhtin, Boris Berezovsky and Andrei Korobeinikov.

In celebration of the 4th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France honours the memory of the great Russian conductor, born on 6 September 1928. The concert programme includes Russian works whose orchestral size grows continuously, but also Svetlanov's own Poem for violin and orchestra. Live concert recorded at the Radio France, on 6 September at 8pm.

Opening the concert, Nikolai Medtner's tenth sonata, known as the Sonata-reminiscenza. First of the "Forgotten melodies" cycle, the sonata blends moments of passion, tumult, and intensity. Then follows Rachmaninoff'sTrio élégiaque n°2, a poignant work  rich in varied emotions: the second movement in particular, divided into eight variations, varies textures, moods, and speeds.

Dedicated to the memory of David Oïstrakh, the Poem for violin and orchestra by Evgeny Svetlanov (1975), ardent defender of the Russian tradition, brings a lyrical serenity, with both popular and oriental influences. As a finale, the sumptuous Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture by Tchaikovsky.

Concert programme

Nikolaï Medtner
Piano Sonata "Réminiscence"

Serguei Rachmaninoff
Trio élégiaque n°2

Evgeny Svetlanov
Poem for violin and orchestra

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovsky
Romeo and Juliet

Vadim Repin violin
Dmitri Makhtin violin
Alexandre Kniazev cello
Boris Berezovsky piano
Andrei Korobeinikov piano

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Andris Poga conductor

Medtner: Piano Sonata in a minor op 38 no.1 "Reminiscenza"

Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque for piano, violin and cello no.2 in d minor op.9

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Roméo and Juliet (fantasy overture)

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