Tribute to Rachmaninoff
Rachmaninoff: Youth Symphony in D minor
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op. 13
In 1897, at the age of 23, Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff published his Symphony No. 1 with great aspiration. But its premiere was a fiasco, which threw the composer into depression. This incident left a strong mark in the first half of his life. In 1927, at the age of 53, Rachmaninoff released his Piano Concerto No. 4 after a ten-year hiatus from writing, resuming then composition.
Hungarian conductor Gabor Kali is a former 1st prize winner at the 1st Hong Kong International Conducting Competition in 2018 – and has served as Assistant Music Director and Principal Conductor of the State Opera Nürnberg since 2015. He will lead Macao Orchestra in collaboration with Albanian-born French pianist Marie-Ange Nguci who is known in the music scene for her extraordinary skill, outstanding musicality, and foresight, to present three sets of imposing yet ‘unloved’ Rachmaninoff’ key works that had a profound impact on the composer himself. This concert is a great chance to experience the essence of Russian romantic music and understand the legendary pianist and composer’s inner world. Not to be missed!
The organizer reserves the right to alter the programme and/ or the cast of performers.
Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including one interval