Medtner, Rachaminov, Svetlanov, Tchaïkovski... Tribute concert for Evgeny Svetlanov
12:37Medtner: Piano Sonata in a minor op 38 no.1 "Reminiscenza"
51:32Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque for piano, violin and cello no.2 in d minor op.9
24:10Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Roméo and Juliet (fantasy overture)
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.
Piano Sonata "Réminiscence"
Trio élégiaque n°2
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