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Sun 18.9.2016, 6 p.m., 2016-9-18T18:00 Beethovenhalle

Steel

Boris Berezowsky (Piano)
Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
Dmitri Liss (Conductor)

Dmitri Schostakowitsch:
Overture, Polka and Dance from the ballet ‘The Golden Age’, op. 22 (1927-30)

Alexander Mossolow:
‘The Iron Foundry’ from the ballet ‘Steel’, op. 19 (1926-28)

Nikolai J. Mjaskowski:
Symphony no. 10 in F minor, op. 30 (1926-27)

Sergej Rachmaninow:
Concerto no. 3 in D minor for piano and orchestra, op. 30 (1909)

The emergence of modernism – in ballet music, of all places! That‘s what happened in the early decades of the 20th century. First came the Ballets Russes in Paris, with Debussy and Stravinsky, then the avant-garde Russia of the 1920s and 1930s. Perhaps the ballet gave artists more freedom. Shostakovich‘s ‘Golden Age’ is based on a provocative satirical scenario: a true-blue socialist football team meets decadent western society. Alexander Mossolov, enamoured of technological progress, wrote ballet music that imitates the pounding of an iron foundry. And Nikolai Myaskovsky said of his Tenth Symphony that it has ‘a massive and monolithic character as if made of iron’. Only with Rachmaninov‘s highly virtuosic Third Piano Concerto are we given a rapturous backward glance into pre-revolutionary times ...

Additional Information:

5 pm Concert Introduction
Deutsche Welle Festival Concert

Dmitri Liss

Dmitri Liss

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