Hélène Grimaud Plays Ravel
Part of: Carnegie Hall Series
April 18, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
The final concert of our 2018/2019 Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series focuses on Haydn’s influence on 20th century composers. Conductor Laureate Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Prokofiev, Stravinsky, ahd Haydn’s own “Drumroll” symphony, with French pianist Hélène Grimaud joining OSL for Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.
Learn more the artists and discover more about the works on this program before joining us at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 18!
At A Glance
In the first half of the twentieth century, composers like Ravel, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky blended balanced, playful, and adventurous style of Joseph “Papa” Haydn with the boundary-breaking sounds of Modernism. For his Symphony No. 1, Prokofiev took the classical four-movement symphony structure and filled it with unusual modulations and harmonies. Similarly, Stravinsky, who gained infamy for the shocking rhythms of his Rite of Spring, made an about-face in the 1920s, writing pieces like the Suite for Small Orchestra No. 1 that packaged his singular musical style into Classical forms. Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major is a jazz-inflected spin on the Classical concerto form in three-movements. The “Drumroll” symphony puts Haydn’s influence on these composers into perspective. His second-to-last symphony, “Drumroll” shows an internationally-revered composer continuing to find ways to write new rules.
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Hélène Grimaud: The Keys to Life
Watch Hélène Grimaud discuss the transformative role music has played in her life. Click here
Listen to Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major while following along with the score. Click here
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