Written in 2011 by one of the most exciting contemporary composers of our time for the opening of the aptly named New World Center multimedia concert hall in Miami Beach, Florida, the evening's first work takes its name from the Northern Star. The Hungarian première of Polaris, Adès's single-movement work described by American critics as 'incredibly beautiful', will be followed in this concert by two other compositions of enduring popularity.
Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, which will... feature a solo performance from the Kossuth Prize-wining Gergely Bogányi, brought an end to the most troubling creative block in the composer's life. After sinking into depression following the failure of his Symphony No. 1 and being treated with hypnotherapy, Rachmaninov succeeded in overcoming his creative crisis through the writing of this work. In his gratitude, he dedicated the virtuoso concerto piece to his doctor. The second half of the concert will feature a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 conducted by Arvid Engegård, a Norwegian violinist who is also among Europe's most sought-after conductors and a former student of Sándor Végh in Salzburg.
Presented by: Concerto Budapest
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