THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 AT 8:00 PM
TO BE WEBCAST LIVE ON medici.tv
Daniele Gatti Conducts Orchestra in Music of Debussy, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky, with
Guest Violinist Julian Rachlin
|Carnegie Hall today announced that the concert by Orchestre National de France conducted by Music Director Daniele Gatti this Thursday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. EST will be webcast free of charge to a worldwide audience, thanks to a continued partnership with medici.tv. The concert program will consist of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune; Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77 with guest soloist Julian Rachlin; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64. Following the live webcast, free replay of this concert will be available to online audiences on medici.tv for another 90 days, playable worldwide on all internet-enabled devices, including smart phones, tablets, Chromecast, computers, and smart TVs.
The partnership between Carnegie Hall and medici.tv, making live webcasts of select Carnegie Hall concerts available for the first time, began in fall 2014, showcasing performances by some of the world’s most celebrated artists. These webcasts—which included Carnegie Hall’s 2015-2016 Opening Night Gala Concert by the New York Philharmonic earlier this season—have been enthusiastically received, reaching over 2.5 million views over the past two seasons with audience members originating from countries around the world.
The January 28 concert by Orchestre National de France presents three colorful works from the 19th and 20th centuries—one quintessentially French, the others thoroughly Russian. Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) inaugurated a new concept of harmony, rhythm, melody, and orchestration, in which all these elements take on a mysterious ambiguity and freedom from formula. Tchaikovsky’s large-scale Fifth Symphony movingly depicts struggle and triumph over adversity. Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 is also a journey from darkness to light, written during the composer’s shrinking from Soviet censorship and kept under wraps for seven years. It is an exciting virtuoso vehicle for the soloist as well as a stellar example of Shostakovich’s subtle sense of architecture, including his mastery of passacaglia form.
CLAUDE DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
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