Archive: Prokofiev & Rachmaninov

St. Pölten Festspielhaus Großer Saal Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Instrumentation

  • Andreï Korobeinikov, piano
  • Hugh Wolff, conductor

Programmes

Gabriela Lena Frank
«Escaramuza» for Strings, Percussion, Harp and Piano
- interval -
Sergej Rachmaninow

To the soloist in his Second Piano Concerto, Sergey Prokofiev grants precious few breaks; they must prove themselves almost interruptedly with positively acrobatic brilliance – and the development of the whole first movement is a single, gigantic cadenza: undoubtedly a case for the internationally celebrated pianist Andreï Korobeinikov. Hugh Wolff brings one more Russian work with him, Sergei Rachmaninov’s magnificent Symphonic Dances: a disguised last symphony in which the composer makes peace with ghosts of the past. Finally, Gabriela Lena Frank's «Escaramuza»*, exceptionally cast and inspired by the energetic dance rhythms of traditional South American Kachampa music: a breathtaking programme.

*Austrian premiere on 25 May 2024 at Grafenegg

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Sergej Prokofjew

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in g minor op. 16

Movements

  • Andantino - Allegretto

  • Scherzo. Vivace

  • Intermezzo. Allegro moderato

  • Finale. Allegro tempestoso

Duration

30 Min.

Creation

1913/1923
Sergej Rachmaninow

Symphonic Dances op. 45

Movements

  • Non allegro

  • Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)

  • Lento assai - Allegro vivace

Duration

35 Min.

Creation

1940