Thursday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Altinoglu, Gubisch, Matsuev, Singverein / Liszt, Prokofiev

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The first part of the concert will present both one of Franz Liszt’s most famous works, his Second Piano Concerto, and the least known and last of his symphonic poems, From the Cradle to the Grave. In fact, the Second Piano Concerto resembles very much his symphonic poems in terms of original ideas but also in style and structure. Sergei Prokofiev’s cantata Alexander Nevsky is an adaptation of the film music for the eponymous historical film by Sergei Eisenstein. It tells the story of the Russians’ fight against the Teutonic Knights and their victory in the Battle of the Ice on Lake Peipus by the Russian national hero Alexander Nevsky. The cooperation between Prokofiev and Eisenstein was revolutionary in the sense that the music was not exclusively composed for images already produced but that some scenes were even edited only after the music had been completed.

Performers

Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
mixed choir 
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Franz Liszt
"Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe" ("From the Cradle to the Grave"), symphonic poem S 107
"Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe" ("From the Cradle to the Grave"), symphonic poem S 107
1881-1882
14min
Composer: Franz Liszt (*, ✝)
I. "The Cradle"
II. "The struggle for existence"
III. "To the grave: The cradle of the future life"
Franz Liszt
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A major S 125
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A major S 125
1848, rev. 1848-61
22min
Composer: Franz Liszt (*, ✝)
1st movement: Adagio sostenuto assai
2nd movement: Allegro agitato assai
3rd movement: Allegro moderato
4th movement: Allegro deciso
5th movement: Marziale, un poco meno allegro
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-- INTERVAL --
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20min
Composer: ***
Sergei Sergejewitsch Prokofjew
"Alexandr Nevskiy", Kantata for solo Mezzo-soprano, Chorus and Orchestra op. 78
"Alexandr Nevskiy", Kantata for solo Mezzo-soprano, Chorus and Orchestra op. 78
1938-1939
36min
1st movement: "Russia under the Mongolian Yoke"
2nd movement: "Song about Alexandr Nevskiy"
3rd movement: "The Crusaders in Pskov"
4th movement: "Arise, Ye Russian People"
5th movement: "The Battle on the Ice"
6th movement: "The Field of the Dead"
7th movement: "Alexander's entry into Pskov"

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CD

Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1/2

Lazar Berman, Carlo Maria Giulini and the Wiener Symphoniker interpret Franz Liszt's piano concertos No. 1 and 2.

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Group

Musikverein Wien

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