Andrés Orozco-Estrada direction
Yefim Bronfman piano
A music lesson from pianist Yefim Bronfman and the Wiener Philharmoniker with two of the most thrilling concertos in the repertoire.
Andres Orozco-Estrada - DR, Yefim Bronfman © Dario Acosta
Beethoven Concerto for piano No. 3
Bartók Concerto for piano No. 2
Stravinsky Three movements of Petrouchka
What a treat in store this evening! Yefim Bronfman is a leading star in the United States, but rarely performs in Paris. He is at the peak of his powers on the piano and shows a maturity which will shine through to excellent effect in the two concertos which he will play back-to-back this evening. He will begin with Beethoven’s Third, a textbook example of the genre, requiring a balance between the virtuosity of the soloist and the density of the orchestra. He will follow this with Bartók’s Second Concerto, one of the most difficult in the repertoire, but also one of the most thrilling with its rich construction and melodic inventiveness. The musicians will take pride of place again to round off the evening with Stravinsky’s folk ballet in the 1947 version revised by the composer for concert performance.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées