Symphonic Concert

Orchestre de Paris / Valery Gergiev

Denis Matsuev - Stravinski

Valery GergievValery Gergiev © Julien Mignot
Denis MatsuevDenis Matsuev © DR

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Thursday, 1 April 2021 — 8:30pm
Friday, 2 April 2021 — 8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie


  • Igor Stravinski
    Symphonies d'instruments à vent
    Symphonie en trois mouvements
    Capriccio pour piano et orchestre


  • Orchestre de Paris
  • Valery Gergiev, conducting
  • Denis Matsuev, piano
This concert celebrates the rich contrasts of Igor Stravinsky’s orchestral repertoire, offering a showcase of an art that is one of the symbols of twentieth-century musical modernity.

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.


Igor Stravinski : Petrouchka - Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Pablo Heras-Casado (direction)
Igor Stravinski : Symphonies d'instruments à vent - Ensemble intercontemporain, Jonathan Nott (direction)