Orchestre de Paris / Valery Gergiev
Denis Matsuev - Stravinski
To leave after this concert
- Taxi G7
- Orchestre de Paris
- Valery Gergiev, conducting
- Denis Matsuev, piano
A tribute to Debussy, yet far from imitation or pastiche, Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments are marked by an incantatory style and the extraordinary precision of his writing, which we also see in the Symphony in Three Movements, a ‘war work’ alternating between mechanical brutality, in Prokofievian style, with moments of contemplative grace.
With its three contrasted movements, the elegant Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra in its toccata style attests to Stravinsky’s predilection for pre-classical forms, whereas Petrushka draws us into the exhilarating Russian carnival. In four burlesque paintings of the legendary Pulcinella’s adventures, the composer deploys his full artistic palette, moving from airs festive pagan airs, liturgical fragments and folk dances to combats and Petrushka’s death in an unforgettable festival of sonic, harmonic and rhythmic inventiveness.