Prokofiev’s Lyrical Seventh


Thursday 20th February 2020

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Thursday 20 February 2020 - 7.30pm

Approximate finishing time = 9.30pm

Prokofiev - Symphony No.7
Ravel - Le tombeau de Couperin
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2

Sir Mark Elder

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

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Described as ‘joyful, lyrical and delightful’ by Shostakovich, Prokofiev’s final symphony has both a simplicity and directness synonymous with his plan for a ‘simple symphony’ for young people. Throughout it is blessed with charm, autumnal wistfulness, and in the finale, youthful vivacity, as if the composer was looking back fondly to his childhood. Ravel’s homage to the French Baroque era was also intended as his memorial to friends killed in the First World War, each movement having a separate dedication. Joining Sir Mark, Alexander Gavrylyuk returns to the Hallé for Rachmaninov’s ever popular Second Piano Concerto, in which his astonishing technique and command of keyboard colour will be evident to all.

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