This concert's programme is made up of two works by Antonín Dvořák: Symphonic Variations and the Eighth Symphony, composed ten years later in 1889-1890. The Symphony No. 8, graceful, joyful and brillant, but always epic or lyric, is often performed or recorded next to the Czech composer's Symphonic Variation, maybe because the two scores are very similarly constructed with themes and variations.
Between the two works, Rudolf Buchbinder plays the Beethoven Third Piano concerto. Renowned for his affinity with the classic repertoire (he has dedicated many records to the works of Haydn, Beethoven or Mozart), the Austrian pianist rises as a star next to Paavo Järvi with whom he has alread regularly performed.
This concert was broadcast live on medici.tv on the 19th of September, 2012.
This webcast was supported by Natixis, patron of the Orchestre de Paris.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Orchestre de Paris