Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

3, 4 October 2018

Chopin, Liszt

Beatrice Rana, piano

Pinnock conducts Haydn

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October 2018 Wednesday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
October 2018 Thursday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
Franz Liszt The Black Gondola (orchestration John Adams)
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 103, 'Drum Roll'
Trevor Pinnock and Beatrice Rana

Trevor Pinnock is known for his exquisite baroque interpretations but this season the British conductor and harpsichordist surprises us with Haydn, Chopin and Liszt. In Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 the quicksilver Italian pianist Beatrice Rana performs the solo part. At 26, she has already won various prestigious music awards and has the aura of a pop star. 

Liszt's La Lugubre Gondola

After the interval La Lugubre Gondola, Liszt's dirge for Richard Wagner, will be performed in the breathtaking arrangement by John Adams, followed by Haydn's Symphony No. 103. This symphony gets its name from the drum-roll theme in the introduction but the heart of the piece comes from its Croatian, Hungarian and Austrian folk music influences. Note the clarinettist who in the third movement acts as the leader of an actual dance orchestra - including yodel motifs.

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