Pathétique - Live from the Kulturpalast Dresden
07 DEC 2019: Live streaming: Anna Vinnitskaya with the Dresdner Philharmonie conducted by Marek Janowski.
Dresden Kulturpalast © Nikolaj Lund
Anna Vinnitskaya © Marco Borggreve
“But that's a ravenous animal” proclaimed the painter Sert when Sergei Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto was presented in the district of Djagilev. At its premiere in 1913, the audience is said to have fled in droves: As so often, conservative minds perceive the new as a provocation.
The music seems to echo the mood of the crisis in the years before the First World War: It is a wild, dramatic, adventurous and in the end a tragic work. This also builds the bridge to Tchaikovsky and his Sixth Symphony. While in previous symphonies he made his way “through night to the light”, Tchaikovsky concludes his “Pathétique” and thus his symphonic oeuvre with an Adagio ending in deepest hopelessness…
Marek Janowski, conductor
Anna Vinnitskaya, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
“There’s no denying the sheer beauty and richness of her sound” BBC Music Magazine about Anna Vinnitskaya
Stream on 7 December at 19:30!
Recording location Kulturpalast Dresden
Recording date 7.12.2019
Production Company EuroArts Music, Dresdner Philharmonie
TV Director Jörg Thomas Mohr
Produced by EuroArts Music & Dresdner Philharmonie
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