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concert Marko Letonja conducts Rachmaninov and Shostakovich — With Simon Trpčeski Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra

Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra

Marko Letonja conducts Rachmaninov and Shostakovich — With Simon Trpčeski Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra

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Two premieres on medici.tv!

In his medici.tv premiere, acclaimed conductor Marko Letonja leads a spectacular Russian-themed evening in Strasbourg, France! Under Maestro Letonja's baton, the Strasbourg Philharmonic shines in a program that includes two masterpieces of the Russian repertoire: Rachmaninov's sublime and widely beloved Piano Concerto No. 2 in a fiery performance by the acclaimed Simon Trpčeski, followed by Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony.

First performed on November 5, 1945, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9 reflects the composer's sense of long-awaited relief at the end of the Second World War. Lilting harmonies and sparkling melodic lines present a marked contrast with the composer's two previous symphonies, heroic and grandiose—a difference amplified by the work's subtle orchestration, less monumental (but no less affecting) than Symphonies No. 7 and 8.

Photo: Marko Letonja, Simon Trpčeski © Benjamin Ealovega

Program

  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
    • 1. Moderato
    • 2. Adagio sostenuto
    • 3. Allegro scherzando
  • Maurice Ravel, Prélude in A Minor, M. 65
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
    • 1. Allegro
    • 2. Moderato
    • 3. Presto
    • 4. Largo
    • 5. Allegretto – Allegro

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Marc Pasteau
  • Venue: Palais de la musique et des congrès (Strasbourg, France)
  • Broadcast date: May 28, 2021, 8 p.m.
  • Production date: 2021
  • Replay available until: August 28, 2021
  • Production: © Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg & medici.tv
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