Russian Masters

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Beatrice Rana - Piano

program

Stravinsky - Funeral Song

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3

INTERMISSION -

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1

Saturday, June 8, 2019

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Igor Stravinsky composed his Funeral Song in 1908, as a memorial tribute to his teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The score was lost for over 100 years and was only rediscovered in 2015. It now offers fascinating insights into Stravinsky's emerging orchestral technique. The score to Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 was also lost for a time after the composer left Russia; it is now firmly established in the symphonic repertoire. Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto is his most popular. The typically energetic and ingenious work is a true partnership between the orchestra and our brilliant young soloist, Beatrice Rana.
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