Orchestre National de France
Emmanuel Krivine direction
Evgeny Kissin piano
An intimate conversation between Evgeny Kissin and Emmanuel Krivine around Liszt’s masterpiece for piano and orchestra.
Strauss Don Juan, poème symphonic poem op. 20
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Last season, Evgeny Kissin and the Orchestre National de France charmed us with an ambitious central European programme. They are making a comeback at the start of this season with a masterpiece from the Romantic repertoire, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Although the concerto form always demands a close rapport between soloist and conductor, it is even more critical with this piece as the quality of the dialogue between the soloist and orchestra is pushed to the most exacting level. The orchestra frames this musical apogee with two “symphonic appetisers” - Strauss’s Don Juan, a precursor of the musician’s great symphonic poems, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1.
Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Radio France
France Musique broadcasts this concert.