February
Orchestra Lunch Concert with Paavo Järvi

Orchestra Lunch Concert with Paavo Järvi

Orchestra Lunch Concert with Paavo Järvi

Wed 13. Dec 2023 18.00 Vestibül
Wed 13. Dec 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Thu 14. Dec 2023 12.15 Grosse Tonhalle
Thu 14. Dec 2023 18.30 Kleine Tonhalle
Thu 14. Dec 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Fri 15. Dec 2023 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Paavo Järvi Music Director
Sergej Rachmaninow Sinfonische Tänze op. 45
Prices CHF 55
Organizer Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG
Programme Notes
Dessner, Gershwin, Marshall, Rachmaninow

The "Symphonic Dances" are Rachmaninoff's last work, and one can certainly hear it as a retrospective of his eventful life: In the first movement, he quotes his Symphony No. 1, which was initially such a great failure that Rachmaninoff fell into a deep crisis. The second movement is associated with the Russian Revolution, which drove Rachmaninoff into exile. And the finale combines musical material from the "Dies irae" and the "Hallelujah" of the Orthodox liturgy. Incidentally, Rachmaninoff himself also created a version for two pianos of this orchestral work and played it together with Vladimir Horowitz – not publicly, only privately. One would have liked to hear it ..

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