NICHOLAS ANGELICH &
YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN
(program 1)

STRAVINSKY - Lili BOULANGER - RACHMANINOFF - RAVEL

Soloist-in-residence Nicholas Angelich takes on Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for Piano No. 1, which features the Russian composer’s gift for melody and masterful piano composition, walking the line between virtuosity and the impossible. Angelich will be joined by conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin on piano to perform Ravel’s piano duet Ma mère l’Oye.

Long after he composed Funeral Song for his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov and subsequently lost the score, Stravinsky had forgotten the details of the piece. In his memoirs, he described it as a procession of instruments filing “past the tomb of the master in succession, each laying down its own melody as its wreath.” The work was rediscovered in 2015, and this performance will be its Montréal debut. The concert will be rounded out with Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps and Ravel’s La Valse, evoking grandeur and decadence in a lively ballet-cum-waltz.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Nicholas Angelich

18

June
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

 
Conductor & piano

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Piano (soloist-in-residence)

Nicholas Angelich

Works

STRAVINSKY

Funeral Song

Lili BOULANGER

D’un matin de printemps

RACHMANINOFF

Piano Concerto No. 1

RAVEL

Ma mère l’Oye, for piano four hands

RAVEL

La Valse