TCHAIKOVSKY’S MUSIC AT THE CONCERT OF RTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Two monumental works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be performed at the first concert in March of the RTS Symphony Orchestra.
The concert is being opened by the famous “Symphony No. 5 “, created at a time when the composer was obsessed with the thoughts of the man’s alienation in the idle of everyday life. Nevertheless, the atmosphere of this piece, full of drama and sentimentality, has led to the fact that today is now considered one of the most outstanding accomplishments of this author.
Besides “Symphony”, “The Piano Concerto No. 1″ will be performed at the concert, and, as a soloist, Vladimir Milosevic will perform. Although this “Concert” is now on the repertoire of many great pianists, its technical difficulty provoked many performers, and before the premiere, in 1875, even led to a bickering between the famous pianist of the 19th century, Nikolai Rubinstein, and Tchaikovsky. Rubinstein considered that the work was impossible to play, the piano section was clumsily written, music was worthless, often stolen from other composers. Regardless of these comments, Tchaikovsky did not listen to his advice to change the work completely. In a letter to Maecenas Nadezhda von Meck, he wrote: “I didn’t even change a note. I’ll print it just like I wrote it.” However, after a very successful premiere featuring German pianist Hans von Bülow, Tchaikovsky made some changes, and in that version, this concert has been performing for over a century.
In the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the audience will enjoy at the concert, which will be held at the Kombank Hall on 7 March, as well as visitors of the Cultural Center in Smederevo, where the RTS Symphony Orchestra will be guest on 8 March. Both concerts will be conducted by the guest from China, Guoyong Zhang starting at 20:00.