Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Piano Concerto in G major
Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47
|A contemplative poetics and urging expression of the music of the strong composer personality Giya Kancheli belongs to the most valuable that has originated in the domain of symphonism of the 20th and early 21st centuries. An excellent example may be the reflection Warzone in which Kancheli utilized his experience gained while writing his 7 symphonies.
Maurice Ravel reflected more musical reality than contemplation. The brilliant Piano Concerto in G major breathes breezy invention and it is an example of virtuosity. It will be performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, an artist lauded in New York Times: ‘every note he fashions is a Pearl… the joy, brilliance and musicality of his performance could not be missed’.
The concert of the Slovak Philharmonic conducted by its music director Emmanuel Villaume will be closed by Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. The composer himself said it was a picture of man, who overcomes troubles, inner crises and adversity due to his strong personal morality.