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Mikhail Pleтnev and Lucas Debargue

The 9th Grand Festival of the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall conducted by Mikhail Pletnev. Soloist - Lucas Debargue.

  • Lucas Debargue | Copyright: © Irina Shumchak

    Lucas Debargue © Irina Shumchak

  • Mikhail Pletnev | Copyright: © Irina Shumchak

    Mikhail Pletnev © Irina Shumchak

  • Lucas Debargue | Copyright: © Felix Broede/Sony Classical

    Lucas Debargue © Felix Broede/Sony Classical

The Russian National Orchestra opened its 9th Grand Festival in Moscow on September 11th with a performance in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall conducted by founder and Artistic Director Mikhail Pletnev.

The concert's featured soloist was Lucas Debargue, the French pianist who took fourth place in the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Competition, (yet) won first place in the hearts of Moscow audiences. It was Debargue's first Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall performance since the Tchaikovsky Competition. The concert included works by Scriabin, Bizet and Ravel.

Mikhail Pletnev is an artist whose genius as pianist, conductor and composer enchants and amazes audiences around the globe. His musicianship encompasses a dazzling technical power and provocative emotional range, and a searching interpretation that fuses instinct with intellect. Pletnev was Gold Medal and First Prize winner of the 1978 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition when he was only 21, a prize that earned him early recognition worldwide.

In 1990 Pletnev formed the first independent orchestra in Russia's history. The risks of this step, even with Gorbachev's endorsement, were enormous and it was Pletnev's reputation and commitment that made his long-held dream a reality. Pletnev describes the RNO as his greatest joy and today serves as its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.

Genre Live concert
Duration 120 minutes
Video format Full HD
Audio format Stereo
Production Company Moscow Philharmonic Society
Recording location The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Recording date 11 September 2017
Musical style Classical music
English title of music work Bizet Suite from "The Girl from Arles" ("L'Arlesienne"), arr. M.Pletnev Ravel Concerto No.1 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra Scriabin "Prometheus" ("Poem of Fire")

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