Berliner Philharmoniker

Lahav Shani and Alisa Weilerstein

Concert

Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin

Pieces by Prokofiev & Schoenberg

© <p>Marco Borggreve</p>
© <p>Marco Borggreve</p>

Concert program

Sergei Prokofiev
Symphonisches Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester e-Moll, op. 125
Alisa Weilerstein, Violoncello

INTERMISSION

Arnold Schoenberg
Pelleas und Melisande, Symphonische Dichtung, op. 5

Description

A mysterious woman and two rival brothers competing for her love: Maurice Maeterlinck’s ambiguous Pelléas et Mélisande inspired Arnold Schönberg to write a tone poem in which he traces the love triangle in sensuous and expressive sound. Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphonic Concerto for Violoncello makes a sharp contrast, with music that is at once relentless, motoric and lyrical. Alisa Weilerstein tackles the demanding solo part; the orchestra is not merely an accompanist, but a distinguished counterpart. Lahav Shani, chief conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, is on the podium.

Cast

Alisa Weilerstein
Violoncello
Lahav Shani
Conductor
Berliner Philharmoniker
Orchestra

Dates

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Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1, 10785 Berlin

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