Preview: SSO Concert ‘Pathetique’ – 13 Aug 2010

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s next concert will be with frequent flyer Dmitri Alexeev on the piano, playing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto as well as the (rather good-looking) Pole Krzystof Urbanski conducting Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony ‘Pathetique’.

Here’s a link to SISTIC where you can buy tickets.

Here’s a clip of him with the Göteborg Symphony rehearsing Dvorák’s Symphony No.5

Recommended listening:
Tchaikovsky – Leningrad Philharmonic, Evgeny Mravinsky, London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch.

Beethoven – Lubin, Trevor Pinnock (Period instrument), Schnabel (historic).

Fri, 13 Aug 10, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall

Krzysztof Urbanski conductor
Dmitri Alexeev piano

KILAR – Orawa
BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ‘Pathétique’

The young Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański made his highly-successful debut in 2009, replacing an indisposed conductor on short notice. He now returns with a programme that spans three eras, beginning with a tone poem by his compatriot Wojciech Kilar (better known for the score to films such as Dracula andThe Pianist) and ending with Tchaikovsky’s tragic masterpiece, the Pathétique Symphony. He is joined by Dmitri Alexeev in Beethoven’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3, the only one of his concertos to be written in a minor key.

Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm, Library @ Esplanade

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hrs (inclusive of 20 min intermission)

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