St-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov direction
Boris Berezovsky piano
Yuri Temirkanov pursues his musical journey across Central Europe with Brahms and Dvořák in the company of Boris Berezovsky.
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 83
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 « New World Symphony »
Approximate running time
1st part: 45mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 40mn
In the second of their traditional annual performances, the St Petersburg Orchestra and its conductor Yuri Temirkanov pursue their journey across Central Europe. Echoing Schumann on the previous evening, Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto is characterised by quasi-symphonic soaring flights on the piano with which Boris Berezovsky will be quite at home. The hugely famous and cosmopolitan New World Symphony by Hungarian composer Dvořák, was composed during his stay in the United States and expresses universal sentiments. This piece celebrates mankind, irrespective of culture or nation, differences or destinies. A message which is still just as relevant today.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées