London Symphony Orchestra with Pianist Yefim Bronfman

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pianist Yefim Bronfman. Pianist Yefim Bronfman. (Chris Lee)

On Oct. 4, WQXR broadcast a concert of the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ.

After eight years, Gergiev is stepping down as the LSO's chief conductor and is going out with a final U.S. tour featuring dazzling and explosive 20th century masterworks. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No 3 brings Israeli-American Yefim Bronfman to the keyboard, a pianist who virtually owns this work (and who recently drew headlines when he played it despite an injury). The same composer's suite from The Miraculous Mandarin opens the evening.

To conclude is the complete ballet score to Stravinsky's The Firebird.

Program:

London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Bartók: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete)

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SERGIO GERARDO VICO GIMENA from CIUDAD DE SALTA. REOÚBLICA ARGENTINA

SIEMPRE HE SIDO ADMIRADOR DEL EXTRAORDINARIO MAESTRO VALERY GERGUIEV, AHORA CON EL SELECTO PROGRAMA DE BARTÓK Y STRVINSKY, NOS DEJA SIN ALIENTO... BELLÍSIMA ACTUACIÓN CON LA GRAN ORQUESTA DE LONDRES. REALMENTE UNA MARAVILLA.EL PIANISTA YEFIM GROFMAN UNA MARAVILLA.SOY OYENTE PERMANENTE DE ÉSTA EMISORA DE NEW YORK. GRACIAS.

Oct. 28 2015 03:33 PM

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