Masterpieces by Khachaturian and Liszt will be heard on the stage of the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio on 14 April, performed by Sinfonia Varsovia under the direction of Sergey Polyanichko, with pianist Maxim Timofeev.
14 April 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, Warsaw
Monday’s concert will open with the 1st Symphony by Aram Khachaturian – a composer from Armenia, who has masterfully combined the neo-classical style with elements of Armenian folklore. The 1st Symphony, one of Khachaturian’s early works, was composed in 1934 as the composer’s graduation composition at the Moscow Conservatory. In the second part of the concert we will have an opportunity to hear the 2nd Suite from the ballet Spartacus (1955). The Suite begins with the famous Adagio, often used in film soundtracks.
We will also hear a performance of the 2nd Piano Concerto in A major by Franz Liszt. The concerto was composed over a period of 20 years, with the first sketches written in 1839; the date of the final version is taken to be 1861. It is worth noting the concerto’s unusual form, reminiscent of a symphonic poem.
The soloist of the evening will be Maxim Timofeev, a talented, twenty-five year old pianist, laureate of many international competitions.