Hamburg, Germany - NDR Elbphilharmonie; Bychkov - Grieg
Performing with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Semyon Bychkov, conductor Programme: Grieg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 16 Programme also includes: Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major op. 90
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Grieg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 16
Programme also includes:
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major op. 90 “Italian”
emyon Bychkov, who in his outstanding career already held senior positions with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and Orchester de Paris, is returning to the podium of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. He is currently in charge of the Czech Philharmonic in Prague. Leif Ove Andsnes sits at the piano. The Norwegian was declared by the Wall Street Journal to be “one of the most talented musicians of his generation” and by Vanity fair as one of the “best of the best”.
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In Hamburg, Andsnes is returning to a work with which he became world-famous and to which he has a close connection, purely because of its origins: the Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg. Inspired by Robert Schumann’s role model, the Norwegian presented a showpiece for all pianists in 1869, which is also a perfect example of the integration of Nordic folklore into classical concert music. For example, the finale of the piano concerto begins with a typical Norwegian jumping dance called »Halling«.
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy brought with him ideas for his Fourth Symphony from the very other end of Europe: The bubbling joie de vivre in the first bars and the wild »Saltarello« dance in the finale allow the listener of the »Italian« in spirit to embark on a summer trip to the »Land, where the lemons bloom «break open.
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