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E3 Young Soloists II.

22. 04. 2021
18:00 p.m.
Dům kultury města Ostravy
from 150 CZK

Casey Cangelosi
Marimba Concerto No. 2

Claude Debussy
First Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra, L. 116

Camille Saint-Saëns
Cello Concerto No. 1 A minor, Op. 33

Gustav Mahler
Rückert’s Songs

Sergei Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat Major, Op. 10

 

Anežka Nováková – marimba
Gabriela Matoušková – clarinet
Karolina Žáková – violoncello
Bella Adamová – mezzo-soprano
Anna Gaálová – piano
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Chuhei Iwasaki – conductor

 

The three-movement Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra No. 2 is designed for really technically savvy players. The composition was created in 2009 as an expression of the effort to extend the repertoire for this instrument.

One of Debussy’s first duties on the Paris Conservatory’s board of directors was to write two compositions for students for the final exams. Rhapsody for Clarinet Debussy dedicated to clarinettist and Professor of Conservatory Prosper Mimart. The composition was indeed first performed as a compulsory composition in conservative tests.

Violoncello occupies a privileged position in the work of Camille Saint-Saëns; And yet he himself was a pianist and organist.

Mahler’s favourite poet was the romantic Friedrich Rückert. In the verses, he gave his pains from the death of the children. After this blow, the poet collapsed and recovered for years. Mahler set to music five of his poems. This cycle anticipates the path that Mahler later embarked on in the Song of Earth.

Opus No. 10 is the shortest of Prokofiev’s five piano concerts. The concert is only one movement, but the composer divided it into three sections. He was more interested in the rhythm than the melody; he was working with the piano basically as a percussion instrument. The effect is so intense and very dramatic.

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