Zh. IBER "Paris", suite for Orchestra
K. SAINT-SAENS Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra
S. FRANK Symphony in D minor
Conductor - Yaroslav Zaboyarkin
Soloist - Mikhail Granov
Saint Petersburg GASO presents a panorama of French symphonic music. Having passed through many cultural and stylistic vicissitudes, the music of France has retained its recognizable appearance: it is distinguished by the harmony of form, attention to detail and invariably refined taste.
Camille Saint-Saens became a classic during his lifetime. His work is the epitome of the true French spirit, with a touch of irony, hedonism and intellectual moderation. Concerto No. 1 for cello and orchestra (one of the master's favorite instruments) was one of the first works in this genre.
It will be performed by the soloist of the St. Petersburg House of Music, participant of major international festivals Mikhail Granov.
Cesar Franck chose the humble life of a Parisian organist over a career as a virtuoso pianist, and his dramatic and sublime Symphony in D Minor became one of the highest achievements of French Romantic symphonism.
Jacques Ibert is a major French composer of the 1st half of the XX century, a master of divertissement and light jokes. In the suite "Paris", the composer embodied the images of his favorite city. The metro and the suburbs, the mosque and the restaurant, the fair and the boat ride-the Parisian life of the 1930s is depicted with light, elegant touches, accompanied by the echoes of jazz, car horns and the noise of trains.