Live from the prestigious Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the impeccable Valery Gergiev and world-renowned Mariinsky Orchestra join forces with two of the classical world's most exciting young stars, violinist Daniel Lozakovich and pianist Alexandre Kantorow! The orchestra begins the concert with Debussy’s epoch-making Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, followed by two Tchaikovsky works (both of which premiered in 1881) by our wickedly talented soloists. Lozakovich is up first in the riveting Violin Concerto in D Major, written in 1878 shortly after the composer’s attempted suicide. This beloved work is one of the most challenging in the violin repertoire as well as one of most passionate, reflecting the composer’s emergence from a period of depression. 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition winner Kantorow then arrives to perform a resplendent rendition of the Russian master's Piano Concerto No. 2, gripping and triumphant, an ideal piece with which to close out this soul-stirring evening.
Daniel Lozakovich © Lev Efimov
Daniel Lozakovich appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.
Alexandre Kantorow appears courtesy of BIS Records.
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