Martha Argerich and Yuri Temirkanov perform Ravel, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
The greatest artist come every year to Stockholm to pay tribute to the laureates of the Nobel Prize. A highlight of this series was the concert of 2009, when Martha Argerich performed Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major under Yuri Temirkanov, this time leading the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
This score is indeed one of the pianist's best loved works, and she performed it with her regular enthusiasm and energy. The programme also features the two suites that come from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, the composer's ballet composed after Shakespeare's play. At the origin, the ballet was considered impossible to dance in by the dancers, who blamed the score's hard rhythmics. That's why Prokofiev re-wrote the three acts which became those suites for orchestra in seven movements.
Movie director : Michael Beyer
Playlists : Chopin's greatest performers and works, Literature and music, Shakespeare in music, The musical life in USRR
Musical period : Music from the 20th century
Music genre : Orchestral music
Musical form : Symphony
Duration : 01 h 25 min
Location : Stockholms Konserthus (Stockholm, Sweden)
Production date : 2009
Production : © Nobel Media AB