Concert

Mariss Jansons conducts Rossini, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev — With Yuja Wang and Omar Tomasoni

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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Cast

Yuja Wang — Pianist
Omar Tomasoni — Trumpeter
Mariss Jansons — Conductor

Program notes

Maestro Mariss Jansons, piano virtuoso Yuja Wang, and the storied Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra take great delight in Russian repertoire in this spectacular concert—but not before a quick stopover in Italy for the beguiling overture from Rossini's La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)! Energy and exuberance are on full display in fanciful slapstick passages from Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra No. 1, and in the vivid optimism of Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major—a masterpiece composed in just one month in the summer of 1944 that Prokofiev saw as "a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit.... I cannot say that I deliberately chose this theme. It was born in me and clamoured for expression. The music matured within me. It filled my soul."

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Venue: Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Production date: 2014
Duration: 1 h 31 min
Production: © Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Unitel
Resolution: Full HD

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023