Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

28 February & 1, 2, 11 March 2019

Emanuel Ax, piano

Petrushka

Fischer conducts Stravinsky

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February 2019 Thursday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
March 2019 Friday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
March 2019 Saturday 19:00
Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen
The Netherlands
past concert
March 2019 Monday 20:00
Konzerthaus, Berlin
Germany
past concert
Igor Stravinsky Concerto in D
Igor Stravinsky Capriccio
Igor Stravinsky Petrushka
Iván Fischer

Iván Fischer conducts an all-Stravinsky programme. The colourful ballet Petrushka is preceded by the Concerto in D or ‘Basel Concerto’ for strings and the Capriccio for piano and orchestra, featuring soloist Emanuel Ax.

Among the guest conductors of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Iván Fischer is a true veteran. Having made appearances for the last thirty years, Fischer has always continued to do what first earned him fame: shining a new light on what are often familiar compositions.

Emanuel Ax

Together with pianist Emanuel Ax, himself a welcome guest with the orchestra, Fischer is focusing on both well- and lesser-known works by Igor Stravinsky: one work each from the composer's 'Russian', his 'French' and his 'American' period.

Stravinsky understood all too well that innovation and tradition go hand in hand. His Concerto in D uses Baroque music as a model, yet still has a typically angular, Stravinsky-like sound. With his colourful ballet Petrushka, Stravinsky placed ancient Russian folklore in an ultra-modern context. The infrequently performed Capriccio is one of few works Stravinsky wrote for soloist and orchestra, but is diametrically opposed to the Romantic solo concerto: instead of pathos, there are crackling sparks between piano and orchestra.

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