Wednesday, 15 May; Thursday 16th May; Sunday 19th May 2013 @ 7:30PM Christian Zacharias conductor/piano
Fauré, Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite | Chopin, Piano Concerto No.2 | Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte | Bizet Symphony in C
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The exceptional Christian Zacharias makes a welcome return to The Bridgewater Hall in the dual role of conductor and soloist. From the keyboard he performs and directs Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. Dedicated to a mysterious muse figure called Delphina Potocka, it is a passionate work with an exquisite slow movement and a vigorous mazurka finale.
Three superb French pieces make up the rest of the programme: Fauré’s touching Pelléas et Mélisande Suite (with its famous and exquisite Sicilienne), Ravel’s elegiac yet elegant Pavane pour une infant défunte and finally Bizet’s Symphony in C, a work bursting with youthful exuberance and sheer joie de vivre.