BSO Concert Hall

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Kirill Karabits
CONDUCTOR

Sunwook Kim
PIANO



BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No.1

LYATOSHINSKY
Symphony No.3

An extraordinary melding of musical heritage and progressive outlook made Brahms an overwhelming presence in the latter half of the 19th century, but the musical genesis did not come easily. The monumental First Piano Concerto occupied Brahms for over five years. After beginning a two-piano sonata in 1854, he soon realised that the musical material required orchestral treatment and recast it as the first movement. Adding the jaunty finale in late 1856, followed by the radiant adagio, he continued to make adjustments up to and beyond the first performances in1859.

Lyatoshinsky is relatively unknown in the West, a pity since his Third Symphony represents the greatest example of Ukrainian symphonic music and for many, including Kirill, remains one of the great symphonies of the 20th century. Full of colours, playing between the strings and the brass, with fabulous melodies and an infectious enthusiasm, you are left with a sense of awe and overwhelming awareness. The first performance in Kiev caused a sensation, but the Soviet censors still forced the composer to rewrite it, changing the original concept and removing the epigraph “Peace will defeat war.”

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