Khatia Buniatishvili Plays Mozart

חטיה בוניטיאשוילי

Date

13.1.2019

Sunday 20:00

Hall

Auditorium

Venue

Rappaport Hall, Haifa

Venue

Rappaport Hall, Haifa

Hall

Auditorium

Artists

Zubin Mehta, conductor 

Khatia Buniatishvili, pianist 

Concert Program

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K. 466

Bruckner: Symphony no. 7

Event Info

Maestro Zubin Mehta returns in his last season as Music Director, alongside the well-known Georgian pianist, Khatia Buniatishvili.

It seems everything has already been written about Mozart's Piano Concerto in D Minor. But it may be worth noting that the opening of the work took place in the Mehlgrube Casino in Vienna with the composer as soloist. It is one of only two concertos that Mozart wrote in a minor key (the second is the C Minor Concerto, K.491), and as a young pianist, Ludwig Van Beethoven included it in his repertoire, writing his own cadenzas for the first and second movements of the work in 1809.

Some say the oldest thing is yesterday's paper. But to discuss Bruckner's Seventh Symphony, I would like to quote the legendary music critic Olya Zilberman, who wrote about the work on February 10, 1956 in the newspaper Al Hamishmar:

"The Austrian symphonic composer Bruckner (1824-1898), wrote his monumental Seventh Symphony in four movements from 1881 to 1883, when he was nearly 60 years old and living in the Catholic Monastery of St. Florian. The symphony is the first that gave Bruckner, an organ and composition teacher in the Viennese conservatory, his international acclaim. The conductor Franz Schalk once said of Bruckner: ‘Bruckner was a believer. He believed in God with sincerity and with the power of feeling...his beliefs came out with the full force of his orchestral sound and his organ playing, for which no one could remain indifferent or deaf, even in this world of ours...Today's world which experiences all the modern human cruelty listens with naïveté to the religious feeling and honesty of this music..." At the University of Vienna,” continued Zilberman, "The musicology department taught that Schubert, Bruckner and Gustav Mahler belong to a single line of development in Austrian symphonic writing. Mahler continued his symphonies with the length and monumental writing of his mentor Bruckner, with folk sounds of the Austrian landlers and in his songs for voice and orchestra...for our audience, the music of Bruckner was a bit foreign and 'heavy for digestion’…a bit."

Olya Zilberman is gone. Paul Kletzki, who conducted the concert in 1956 has already passed away. Bruckner's symphony has since made its way into the repertoire of the world’s top orchestras, including that of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Price Range

130 - 430 nis

Duration

approx 2 hours including intermission

Duration

approx 2 hours including intermission

Price range

130 - 430 nis