Bravo! Vail Music Festival
Stéphane Denève Conductor
Anne-Marie McDermott Piano
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 (“Classical”)
This beautifully balanced program leads listeners from profound emotional depths to irrepressible bursts of merriment. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is a jovial exchange between orchestra and soloist, while Ravel draws on the graceful elegance of Baroque dances to create a musical post-war memorial. Prokofiev wittily juxtaposes his own daring musical language with elegant Mozartian gestures.