Ten years after his first appearance with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Kirill Petrenko returns in style with Bartók’s breakthrough ballet The Wooden Prince.
The Wooden Prince, one of Bartók’s most accessible and magical scores, gained the composer instant fame in his native Hungary.
Three pieces for orchestra
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De houten prins op. 13 (compleet)
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About this concert
The Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko first appeared with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in January 2013. Critics and audiences were wildly enthusiastic. ‘With his versatile body language and his enthusiastic rapport with the orchestra, Petrenko makes an experience of it,’ wrote the Dutch daily De Volkskrant. Two and a half years later, the surprising news was announced that he was being appointed the new chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, a post he has now held for three seasons.
Today he is considered one of the world’s greatest conductors. It’s high time to get reacquainted with him. And how! Kirill Petrenko will be conducting the complete ballet music to The Wooden Prince, one of Bartók’s most accessible and magical scores, which gained the composer instant fame in his native Hungary. The programme opens with groundbreaking music composed by Alban Berg in the same time period – his Drei Orchesterstücke.