Denis Matsuev plays Beethoven

דניס מטסויב

Date

13.10.2018

Saturday 21:00

Hall

The Lowy concert hall

Venue

Charles R. Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Venue

Charles R. Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

Hall

The Lowy concert hall

Artists

Zubin Mehta, conductor 

Denis Matsuev, pianist 

Mojca Erdmann, soprano 

Julia Rutigliano, mezzo-soprano 

Bernhard Berchtold, tenor 

Wilhelm Schwinghammer, bass 

The Munich Bach Choir 

Concert Program

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.3

Mozart: Mass in C major, K.317, “Coronation Mass”

Event Info

Farewells and Beginnings on the Israel Philharmonic Stage

Maestro Zubin Mehta, the pianist Denis Matsuev, a renowned quartet of singers and the Munich Bach Choir open the season with a program of farewells and beginnings. Concertino for String Instruments by composer Ödön Pártos opens the concert. Pártos, who was the orchestra's principal violist during its first two decades, colored the piece in shades that reflect the origins of his work: Hungarian folk music. One year after the premiere of the concertino, Pártos won the Israel Prize for Music for his work "Ein Gev," becoming the first composer to receive the prestigious prize.

Pianist Denis Matsuev plays Piano Concerto No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven. In this work, Beethoven continued in the tradition of his predecessor Mozart, but with added dramatic moments, an increased presence of percussion instruments and hints to his future works. As only Beethoven could, he did not finish the work in time for the premiere, and it’s unclear whether he played from the music or improvised his role as soloist. Years later, the work would be published, marking the beginning of a new era in the genre of the concerto.

After intermission, four soloists and the Munich Bach Choir join the orchestra for a performance of the “Coronation Mass” (K. 317) composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the invitation of the Archbishop of Salzburg. This is a milestone work in the maturation of the composer's artistic path, a sensational leap - from a genius boy and young man to a "professional" composer who knows how to create, innovate and surprise even within the framework of his occupational and religious constraints. In the Mass both the choir and wind instruments are prominent, and later the work was performed at the coronation ceremonies of the Austrian emperors - hence the name "Coronation."

The Goethe-Institut Israel is honoured to facilitate ten concerts of the Munich Bach Choir as guests of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta. We congratulate the State of Israel on 70 years of independence and look forward to many more years of fruitful cultural cooperations between Germany and Israel.

Price Range

180-550 nis

Duration

approx 2 hours including intermission

Duration

approx 2 hours including intermission

Price range

180-550 nis

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