Kopatchinskaja Plays Ligeti
Rudolfinum, 13 February 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Due to the illness of the chief conductor Petr Popelka, we were forced to approach another conductor and partially modify the programme. Thank you for your understanding.
György Ligeti: Concert Românesc
György Ligeti: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Robert Schumann: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op. 120
Valentin Uryupin conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
In 2023, we will be remembering the centenary of the birth of György Ligeti, one of the most important composers of the second half of the 20th century. In a remarkable way, the Transylvanian-born composer was able to capture the influence of folk music and the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century in his work. He was at the birth of timbre music, working with sound colour as an independent building block, and in his peak creations he uniquely combined everything in the most expressive works of the past century. On this occasion, the chief conductor of the Radio Symphony Petr Popelka has prepared an extraordinary programme, a cross-section of Ligeti's bountiful oeuvre. The evening will open with the Concert Românesc, which is a piece strongly influenced by folklore. It will continue with the Violin Concerto, a mature work from the early 1990s, in which the solo part will be played by the most authoritative performer, the Moldovan-born violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Artist-in-Residence of the Berlin Philharmonic for the 2021/2022 season. The evening will close with Schumann's Symphony No. 4.
Meet-up with the artists before the concert
Rudolfinum | Talich Lounge | 1st floor | 6.30–7.15 pm