The symphony concert with Lorenzo Viotti from 19 to 23 February 2024 at La Scala in Milan promises a stirring and eclectic performance of works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Maurice Ravel and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
The program begins with Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio espagnol”. Inspired by Spanish music, this colorful orchestral piece is noted for its lively rhythms, virtuoso solo passages and rich orchestral timbre. With its peppy character and spirited melodies, it takes the audience into a lively Spanish atmosphere.
This is followed by Ravel’s “Concerto in G” for piano, a masterpiece of the 20th century. The piano concerto impresses with its lively rhythm, lyrical melodies and sophisticated orchestral sounds. It is a powerful yet elegant composition that combines the virtuosity of the piano with the tonal diversity of the orchestra.
The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances”, an impressive symphonic work from the late 20th century. These dances are characterized by a rich harmonic language, powerful rhythms and an emotional depth. In it, Rachmaninoff combines elements of the classical tradition with modern compositional techniques, creating a unique soundscape.