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OBC Season

THE RAVEL BOLERO AT THE FESTIVAL EMERGENTS

  • Dates 23 and 24 March 2019
  • Ticket prices 10€/33€/43€/58€
  • Hall Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • Cycle OBC Season

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A programme dedicated to the talent of the young performers who bring us key works from the most difficult and amazing repertoire in classical music.

Few tunes are as widely recognised as Ravel’s Bolero, for which the composer clearly drew inspiration from Spanish music, something that he also extended to other works, such as the inspiring Alborada del Gracioso. The programme, which is packed with virtuosity and finesse, is supplemented with music by Mozart, who surprised everyone by writing for two soloists as equals and with some technical demands that were very advanced for the time; and Tchaikovsky, who had to defend his work when some people deemed it to be "unplayable" and, against all odds, turned the first bars of this score into one of the most popular fragments of symphonic music of all time. Sibelius similarly constructed the first movement based on a sweet and romantic melody, although soloists dread performing this work due to its extreme technical difficulty.

Saturday, 23:
RAVEL: Alborada del Gracioso
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, op 47 (with Tobias Feldman, violin)
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MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante
RAVEL: Bolero

Sunday, 24:
RAVELAlborada del Gracioso
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 (with alexander Ullman, piano)
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MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, KV364 (with Maria Florea, violin and Sara Ferrández, viola)
RAVEL: Bolero

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC)
Josep Vicent, conductor
Soloists:
Tobias Feldman, violin
Maria Florea, violin
Sara Ferrandez, viola
Alexander Ullman, piano

With the collaboration of

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