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Sergey Rachmaninoff – Piano concerto No. 3, Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 9

Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 79/12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00



7. 2. 2018


The Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra

Soloist: Stanislav Khristenko (USA) - piano

conductors: Kirk Smith (USA), Sergey Bezrodny (Russia)


Sergey Rachmaninoff - Piano concerto No. 3, Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9


In a grand concert in the Dvorak Hall of the famous Rudolfinum two masterpieces of classical music will be performed by american pianist Stanislav Khristenko and the Pilsen Philharmonic: S. V. Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto and A. Dvorak's 9th Symphony. The premieres of both works were carried out in Nürnberg at the end on 19th and beginning of 20th century and the creation of both composers were closely connected to USA. This time on 7th February 2018, a wordwide famous pianist and solist of Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra Stanislav Khristenko will present you an interpretation of the Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto, and he has indeed developed this piece to the extraordinary emotional experience and to the absolute technical perfection.. Khristenko percieves Rachmaninoff's intentions not only as a skilled pianist, but also as a conductor. Just as the great composer, Khristenko has graduated from Moskau Conservatory and now he plays with the world leading american and europian orchestras. The second part of the concert will be carried out by Pilsen Philharmionic, which is well known for it's inimitable skill in performance of czech classical pieces. Peculiarly enough, besides generally acknowledged musical merits in Dvorak's 9th Symphony, we find also one unsolved mystery, over which quarrel many musical critics: was Dvorak ispired in his 9th Symphony by African American Spirituals or by the songs of American Indians? On this question, sometimes overgrowing in conspiracy theories, one can answer independently - by listening to 9th Symphony performed by the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. The key for it will provide you an American conductor Kirk Smith, who is famous for his beautiful interpretation of Dvorak music in the USA. Grand concert in Rudolfinum - this musical show of two classical music masterpieces is connected to the "New World" be it its creation or transformation, nevertheless, it remains faithful to the traditions of European Romanticism, where even the mysteries and intrigues convert to the precious jewels of genious works.

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