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The Firebird and 3 Fiery Concertos!

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra New Season's First Concert

Part of the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra 2016 - 2017 Season

Add to my Calendar 15-10-2016 19:30 15-10-2016 21:30 36 The Firebird and 3 Fiery Concertos! The first work by Serge Prokofiev is his third piano concerto, full of memorable tunes and brilliantly orchestrated, this evening played by young Ukranian pianist Anna Fedorova. Benjamin Britten was also a fine pianist and his only piano concerto was written in the 1930s, an early work later overshadowed by his choral and vocal music.  The concerto has great charm and interest, with a young man’s optimistic view of the world shining through.  Benjamin Powell a young pianist now living in Derbyshire is our pianist for the Britten concerto and for the Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments. This is a work written after Stravinsky had emigrated from Russia to Paris where he became known as a pianist as well as composer.  It was written for his own use in a more classical style than the Russian style of the Rite of Spring.  Stravinsky performed it more than forty times in the five years following the premiere.  Only double basses join the wind instruments, including brass and percussion, which was an unusual combination at the time.   The programme is completed by Stravinsky’s first great ballet score The Firebird, in which we can still hear Rimsky-Korsakov’s influence, but also the germs of the more radical music that was to emerge in the next few years.  Albert Hall, Nottingham DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Albert Hall
N Circus Street
Nottingham
NG1 5AA
England


Programme

Igor StravinskyThe Firebird, ballet
Benjamin BrittenPiano Concerto
Igor StravinskyConcerto for Piano and Wind instruments (1924)
Sergey ProkofievPiano Concerto no.3 in C major, Op.26

Performers

Anna Fedorova – piano
Benjamin Powell – piano
Mark Heron – conductor

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme Note

The first work by Serge Prokofiev is his third piano concerto, full of memorable tunes and brilliantly orchestrated, this evening played by young Ukranian pianist Anna Fedorova.

Benjamin Britten was also a fine pianist and his only piano concerto was written in the 1930s, an early work later overshadowed by his choral and vocal music.  The concerto has great charm and interest, with a young man’s optimistic view of the world shining through.  Benjamin Powell a young pianist now living in Derbyshire is our pianist for the Britten concerto and for the Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments.

This is a work written after Stravinsky had emigrated from Russia to Paris where he became known as a pianist as well as composer.  It was written for his own use in a more classical style than the Russian style of the Rite of Spring.  Stravinsky performed it more than forty times in the five years following the premiere.  Only double basses join the wind instruments, including brass and percussion, which was an unusual combination at the time.  

The programme is completed by Stravinsky’s first great ballet score The Firebird, in which we can still hear Rimsky-Korsakov’s influence, but also the germs of the more radical music that was to emerge in the next few years. 

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