CBSO is bringing alive Hungarian composer, Béla Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3, 25′ and Austrian composer, Anton Bruckner’ Symphony No. 6, 54′, two of the greatest symphonists.
Bartók was a renowned composer of the 20th Century as well as a pianist, ethnomusicologist, and teacher. He was noted for the Hungarian flavour of his major musical works, which included orchestral works, string quartets, piano solos, several stage works, a cantata, and a number of settings of folk songs for voice and piano. Historically until now love’s greatest gestures have been through the gift of music and Bartók was no different. In his final stages of battling with leukaemia, he composed his final composition, Piano Concerto No. 3, a gift for his wife after he was gone. He had completed all but the orchestration of the last 17 bars, who he trustfully put into the hands of his dear friend Tibor Serly to be completed. It was written not in the explosive and piercing style of his first two concertos, but in a more serene and melodic vein even with the music rising to energetic heights, the texture remained transparent for its listener to hear every note.
Bruckner on the other hand has composed much sacred and secular choral music. He was known for his harmonic originality and monumental symphonies. The texture of his music was heavily influence by his Catholic faith and unshakeable belief in God. He spent his early years as a choirboy going onto learning his craft as an organist. After great trial and triumph in perfecting his skill, Bruckner composed what he refers to as his “boldest” symphony, setting the listener up for an unexpected turn of events through a spectacular musical resolution. Bartók’s Symphony No. 6 has been described in numerous forms from a mountain peak to a cathedral in sound and my, what must that sound like?
Bartók and Bruckner is brought you by the brilliant, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conducting this soul piercing music on the grand stage of Symphony Hall and that in the hands of the phenomenal Piotr Anderszewski, Bartók’s epic Third Piano Concerto will certainly leave audiences stunned.
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – Conductor
Piotr Anderszewski – Piano
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3, 25′
Bruckner Symphony No. 6, 54′
All You Need to Know
Venue: Symphony Hall, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
Save the Date! Tuesday 10 March 2020 7.30pm
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