May 31, 2018
Concert Archive

The Orchestre National de France performs Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev with the pianist Beatrice Rana

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    Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.5 performed by the Orchestre National de France
Auditorium de Radio France

Live video concert: the pianist Beatrice Rana performs Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no.3 with the Orchestre National de France, conducted by Emmanuel Krivine. In the second half of the programme, Piotr IlyitchTchaikovsky's Symphony n°5.

Live from the Radio France Auditorium (Paris), the Orchestre National de France, under the direction of Emmanuel Krivine performs Foules, symphonic poem symphonique by Pierre-Octave Ferroud, the _Symphon_y no.5 by Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky and the Piano Concerto no.3 by Sergei Prokofiev with Beatrice Rana

Without a doubt the most famous of Prokofiev's five piano concertos, the third was composed between 1913 and 1921. Performed for the first time in Chicago the same year as its completion, the composer noted that the audience "barely understood the work, but were nonetheless enthusiastic". Only when Prokofiev returned to Europe did the work truly receive the success it deserved.

Similarly, Tchaikovsky's _Symphon_y no.5 did not receive immediate success. Widely criticised byt the press following its first performance in St Petersburg in 1888, under the direction of the composer, the symphony was acclaimed in Hamburg several months later, most notably by Johanns Brahms, present during its performance. 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no.5 performed by the Orchestre National de France