Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd direction
Alexander Melnikov piano
Anthony Marwood violin
Two strong musical personalities come together for a programme of the utmost virtuosity.
Douglas Boyd © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Beethoven Concerto for piano No. 2
Two soloists, two strong personalities! Alexander Melnikov’s range of repertoire is stunning as he plays both ancient and modern instruments. He knows “his” Beethoven down to the last quaver, as his recording of the complete violin and piano sonatas with Isabelle Faust testifies. He performs Piano Concerto No. 2 which remains tinged with Mozartian sonorities. The Russian pianist joins British violinist Anthony Marwood for Berg’s Kammerkonzert. This score from 1923 marks the beginning of the composer’s dodecaphonic period. He penned the piece to celebrate Arnold Schoenberg’s birthday. The work reveals itself to be closer to the sinfonia concertante than a divertimento. Its expressive force demands a virtuosity which pushes the technical capabilities of certain instruments to their limits.
Production Orchestre de chambre de Paris
A 19h, l’Entrée en musique et ses invités, par Stéphane Friederich - Entrée libre à partir de 18h45 sur présentation du billet du concert de 20h.