Russian joys and sorrows versus a French piano concerto full of contrasts: this concert brings together the best of two worlds.
Few symphonies cut so deeply into the soul as Tchaikovsky's Sixth. With her compelling emotionality, she is a sample of joys and sorrows in the best Russian tradition. Ravel's Piano Concerto in G is also full of contrasts. The jazzy opening movement and the flashy finale catapult us to the Roaring Twenties; in between, the adagio brings a blissful tranquility that is out of this world: ten minutes in paradise.
Update Daniil Trifonov
Due to illness, Daniil Trifonov had to cancel this weeks concerts. The Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho will take over the symphonic concerts this weekend in Rotterdam and Baden-Baden. The repertoire is changed to Ravel's Piano Concerto in G.
Programme & performers
Fanfare for the Common Man
Piano Concerto in G
Symphony No. 6
An hour prior to the concert on 9 and 11 June there is a concert introduction in the Eduard Flipse Zaal.