march, 2022

11mar20:15Utrecht, Netherlands - Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - Martin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky20:15 TivoliVredenburg


Event Details

Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Alban Gerhardt, Cello
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Frank Martin The Four Seasons
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Igor Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps

TivoliVredenburg Programme Note
This concert opens with music by the highly captivating Swiss-Dutch composer Frank Martin (1890-1974). In Les quatre Éléments (The Four Elements) he paints not so much the elements themselves as the way in which people perceive the world. “Do you know that when I play Mozart, I feel more cheerful and younger?” Tchaikovsky wrote. That is why he saluted Mozart with his Variations on a Rococo Theme , a bold work for cello and orchestra, elegant, graceful and dancing. Franz Liszt attended the premiere and thought: ‘This is real music!’ Then the hall is filled with the raw sounds of the Spring Sacrifice by the Russian Igor Stravinsky.


(Friday) 20:15



Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht, Netherlands