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CONCERT - BPYO - GRIFFES / TCHAIKOVSKY / BARTOK

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Date & Time Fri, March 10, 2023
8 - 10pm

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Location Symphony Hall, Boston

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GRIFFES

White Peacock

 

TCHAIKOVSKY

Piano Concerto No. 1

 

BARTOK

Concerto for Orchestra

 

BENJAMIN ZANDER, CONDUCTOR

ANNA FEDOROVA, PIANO

 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Profound musicianship, power, command, free spirit, warmth, and poetry.
These are the qualities required to perform Bartok’s ultimate test of virtuosity, the Concerto for Orchestra.

Charles Griffes White Peacock

  • The White Peacock was composed in 1915 for solo piano as part of the piano suite Four Roman Sketches. This was later orchestrated by Griffes for ballet.
  • In the orchestral score to the ballet, Charles Griffes writes “It pictures a wonderful garden filled with gorgeous colour, where a white peacock moves about slowly, as the soul, as the breath of all this beauty.”

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

  • Renowned young pianist Anna Fedorova returns to play with the BPYO once again. Gramophone Magazine praises her“unfailingly sensitive, poetic and tasteful, the phrases flexibly shaped even when the technical going gets tough (…) never forces her tone and never loses her cool” Listen to her performance of Piano Concerto No. 1 on YouTube.
  • Interesting fact, Tchaikovsky’s popular Piano Concerto made its debut in Boston on October 25, 1875 with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

  • Bartok’s extremely well-known and popular composition was written in 1943.  It was premiered on December 1st, 1944, in Symphony Hall, Boston, by the Boston Symphony Orchestra  conducted by Serge Koussevitzky.

 

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