Rachmaninov & Sibelius

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Instrumentation

  • Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
  • Yutaka Sado, conductor

Programmes

Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 7 op. 105
- interval -

Grand gestures are the order of the day here! For many listeners, Sergei Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is a byword for lyrical musical sensibility. The Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, who is blind, has already performed it in many of the world’s concert halls. Now he returns to the Tonkunstler Orchestra with one of his favourite pieces. The first part of the concert is all about epic musical storytelling and is crowned by Jean Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony, the composer’s last. It took Sibelius ten years to complete this orchestral fantasia in a single movement.

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Jean Sibelius

«Finlandia» op. 26

Movements

  • Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Allegro

Duration

8 Min.

Creation

1899
Richard Strauss

«Don Juan» Tone poem op. 20

Movements

  • Allegro molto con brio (alla breve)

Duration

17 Min.

Creation

1888
Sergej Rachmaninow

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in c minor op. 18

Movements

  • Moderato

  • Adagio sostenuto

  • Finale. Allegro scherzando

Duration

1980 Min.

Creation

1901