Orchestre de Paris / Paavo Järvi
Beatrice Rana - Stravinski, Tchaïkovski, Berlioz
To leave after this concert
- Taxi G7
- Orchestre de Paris
- Paavo Järvi, conducting
- Beatrice Rana, piano
Probably inspired by an essay by Maeterlinck, Scherzo Fantastique is a demonstration of technique that already gives a sense of Stravinsky’s orchestral palette. Tchaikovsky's influence is still apparent, as in, for example, his Piano Concerto No.1, as virtuoso as it is popular, a score like an epic lyrical poem. A superlative work filled with literary references, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique unfolds as the musical autobiography of the romantic artist. With its oversized orchestra and Berlioz’s famous idée fixe (‘fixed idea’), it alternates between the ethereal, pastoral motifs and chivalrous reminiscences, until the last movements, when the ‘March to the Scaffold’ and Dies Irae bring fate to the forefront in an extraordinary musical finale.