Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto

MSO Mornings

Details

Featuring

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conductor
Jian Wang cello

Program

Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream (excerpts)

Performance length

1 hour, no interval.

About the performance

The impeccable artistry of Camille Saint-Saëns is heard to grand effect in the first of his cello concertos, a work radiant with the melodic elegance and soulful passion that the cello conveys so well. The concerto is characteristic of Saint-Saëns’ desire to extend upon the foundations of the great classical repertoire through the gradual evolution of the composer’s skill and craftsmanship.

It is a work with special memories for soloist, Jian Wang who played it for his orchestral debut with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at just 11 years old.

Mendelssohn’s music to accompany A Midsummer Night’s Dream was born from a deep affection for Shakespeare’s plays that stemmed from the composer’s childhood. Mendelssohn converted his delight in Shakespeare’s words and stories into music bristling with the comic electricity and fairyland charm of the play. Star violinist turned conductor, Nikolaj Znaider brings his superb musicianship to this concert, and will lead the Orchestra through this winter-warming concert.


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《第一大提琴协奏曲》

2019年8月21日,星期三 上午11:00

墨尔本艺术中心汉默厅

演出艺术家

指挥:Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
大提琴: 王健

节目

圣桑 《第一大提琴协奏曲》
门德尔松《仲夏夜之梦》(节选)

时长

1个小时,无中场休息

演出介绍

这是作曲家卡米尔·圣桑所创作的第一首大提琴协奏曲。作品气势恢宏,充分展现了作曲家无可挑剔的艺术才能。大提琴完美表达出了这部作品中洋溢的典雅旋律和深沉的热情。这首协奏曲同时也展现了圣桑在创作上的愿望,他想要通过自身技巧和艺术性的不断成熟,在古典曲目的基础上将创作加以延伸和丰富。

这部作品对大提琴家王健来说有着特殊的意义,这是他的首演交响作品,当时与和上海交响乐团的他年仅11岁。

门德尔松为戏剧《仲夏夜之梦》所创作的配乐,源于作曲家从少年时代开始对莎士比亚戏剧的热爱。在这部作品中,门德尔松将自己在阅读莎翁剧作中所感受的喜悦,化为活泼、诙谐又洋溢着童话般想象力的音乐语言。明星小提琴手兼指挥家Nikolaj Znaider将以他杰出的音乐才能指挥这场音乐会,与墨尔本交响乐团一起在冬日里用音乐为观众带来温暖。

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