The concert dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van BEETHOVEN will be held under the sign of the memory of the outstanding German composer and pianist, the last representative of the Viennese Classic.
In the first part of the concert, the author's transcription for piano and orchestra of the Concert for violin in D major will be performed by Russian-American pianist Vladimir Feltsman, winner of the first prize of the International Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris (1971), known by aristocratic independence of the choice of repertoire.
In the second part, the Third “Heroic” symphony will sound, which for the past two centuries has remained one of Beethoven’s the most performed works.
The final program of the cycle will present the compositions of two “successors” of the traditions of L. van Beethoven - Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler.
The Concert for Violin and orchestra in D-majorby J. Brahms preserved to this day the title of one of the most complex and virtuosic examples of the genre. The laureate of the International Violin Competition Henry Koch in Liege, The Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and the Montreal International Music Competition Mark Bushkov will reveal his interpretation of the violin part.
The subscription will end with the Fifth Symphony by Gustav Mahler. This composition was a turning point for the composer in his career, as well as for entire European symphonic style. The great contemporary of Mahler - Arnold Schoenberg, impressed by the symphony he heard, wrote: “I felt the struggle for illusions, I saw how good and evil forces during fighting each other, I saw how a man beats in excruciating excitement to achieve inner harmony, I felt a person, drama, truth."