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By Dan Lowell
La Filharmonica is happy to present the Philarmonia Orchestra interpreting Beethoven’s “Eroica”, with Daniil Trifonov doing Chopin’s Concert Nº 2, an astonishing work for a composer so young (Chopin wrote it while he was pretty much still at school). Clemens Schuldt, one of the most exciting young conductors to emerge from Germany, will conduct this exceptional English orchestra which in turn is one of the ten best orchestras in the world.
Heir of the extraordinary mastery of unforgettable conductors such as Arthur Toscanini, Richard Strauss or Wilhelm Furtwangler, the Philarmonia is going through extraordinary moments under such prestigious batons as that of Lorin Maazel, Daniele Gatti, and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia’s actual principal conductor.
With permanent headquarters in Southbank Centre, London, the Philharmonia is known not only for its brilliant artistic level but also for its educative program, clearly betting on new talent and technology.
Together with the orchestra, La Filarmonica is proud to present the exceptional pianist Daniil Trifonov, the young talent who, ever since he first came on stage, has been causing a musical earthquake of great magnitude comparable to that which Sviatoslav Richter and Vladimir Horowitz had caused in their time. Martha Argerich says: “He has everything and more. . . tenderness and a demonic element. Never have I heard anything to equal it (Financial Times, 08/07/2011).”
The spectacular critiques Trifonov has received for his performances in the world’s top concert halls have placed him as the new world piano phenomenon.
Clemens Schuldt, the young conductor considered as one of the new rising stars in the European conducting firmament, will delight us with a program which includes Beethoven’s magnificent “Eroica” as well as his Coriolan Overture.
Clemens Schmidt, Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Ludwig von Beethoven, Coriolan Overture in C minor, op. 62
Frederic Chopin, Piano Concert Nº 2 in F minor, op. 21
Ludwig von Beethoven, Symphony 3 in E, Op.55 (“Eroica”)
Wednesday, 28 January
Auditorio Nacional, Madrid
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