Sunday, December 24 2017

Sunday, December 24 2017
CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Daniele Rustioni conductor
Alessandro Taverna piano

BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus Ouverture Op.43
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8 Op.93

Daniele Rustioni remains on the podium as the principal conductor of the ORT for an evening exclusive to Beethoven that includes his most famous pieces. There is the overture to the Creatures di Prometeo (1801), a ballet inspired by Greek mythology that was choreographed by Salvatore Viganò who was a legendary European dancer in the Napoleonic era.
The Ottava Sinfonia moves to a clockwork like rhythm . It is a piece of great humor whose creation is linked to the invention of the metronome, the instrument for measuring musical time designed by Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Beethoven’s friend. There is also the Quarto Concerto per pianoforte perhaps one of Beethoven’s most theatrical pieces, with the first movement that contradicts the established rules. Instead of making the orchestra start immediately the soloist has the floor first, and the movement slowly depicts Orpheus, who was committed to convincing the Furies to let him go into hell to recapture Eurydice. Alessandro Taverna is a venetian who plays and studies at the Academy of Imola and Santa Cecilia, and has been working professionally since 2009 after attending the Leeds Contest.

 

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concert broadcast in deferred on Rai Radio3