Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

De Billy, Stancul / Berlioz, Ravel, Franck

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In 1932, Maurice Ravel wanted to perform himself as a soloist at the premiere of his Piano Concerto in G major. For health reasons, however, he was not in a position to do so which is why the famous French pianist Marguerite Long was engaged. He finally even dedicated this work to her, who had previously requested him to compose something for her. There, Ravel built a bridge between classical music – “in the spirit of Mozart” - and jazz and introduced the latter as suitable for concert performances once and for all. This greater context will also be explored by the Austrian-Serbian pianist Jasminka Stancul. Her repertoire ranges from Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven through to César Franck - whose Symphony in D minor will be presented in the second part of the concert -, Edvard Grieg and Ravel. Described as an “artist of great musical and poetic calibre” by the Slovene musicologist Franc Križnar, she has been a fixed star in international concert life since winning the First Prize at the Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna. The French programme will be complemented by excerpts from Hector Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette.


Wiener Symphoniker


Symphonic Excerpts from: "Roméo et Juliette", Dramatic symphony op. 17
Maurice Ravel
Concerto for piano and orchestra in G major
Concerto for piano and orchestra in G major
1st movement: Allegramente
2nd movement: Adagio assai
3rd movement: Presto
Composer: ***
César Franck
Symphony in d minor FWV 48
Symphony in d minor FWV 48
1st movement: Lento – Allegro non troppo
2nd movement: Allegretto
3rd movement: Allegro non troppo



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