BSO Concert Hall

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Fabien Gabel
CONDUCTOR

Louis Schwizgebel
PIANO


DEBUSSY
Printemps

CHOPIN
Piano Concerto No.1

D'INDY
Forêt Enchantée

DEBUSSY
La Mer

The father of musical Impressionism, Debussy’s music displays a palette of bold colours and delicate interplay of light as any painting by Monet or Renoir. Meandering harmonies weave from one bar to the next in an organic flow, nowhere more so than in his symphonic masterpiece La Mer. It is a gorgeously sensual evocation of the sea in all its variety, from the sparkling glint of the water to the brooding immensity of its power. Printemps foreshadows Debussy’s later works with his use of gentle pentatonic melodies and oriental exoticism.

Written to show off his extraordinary talent, Chopin’s E minor Concerto opens with a grand orchestral sweep before the piano enters with a dazzling display of technical virtuosity, culminating in a race to the end with a series of blazing scales and arpeggios both enthralling and exhausting. D’Indy’s delightfully descriptive piece tells the story of a knight and his fellow warriors encountering a troupe of elves as they ride through the forest, the mood changing from the darkly forbidding opening through the light and airy elf theme to the quiet stillness of the ending.

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