From the discovery of the future great pianists of tomorrow, to the pillars of the repertoire, such as the famous Symphony No. 3 of Brahms or Romeo and Juliet of Prokofiev, here is the selection of Classic Radio concerts not to be missed this week.
November 13: Final of the Long-Thibaud Competition
It is one of the oldest international competitions. After two years canceled due to COVID, the Long-Thibaud Competition is making a comeback! The 2022 edition is dedicated to the piano. 112 applications from 41 countries were received. 32 candidates were selected. The playoffs and the semi-final were held this week at the Salle Cortot. Six candidates will participate in the final, which will take place, in three stages, this Sunday at the Châtelet. Tests at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., then proclamation of the results at 8:30 p.m., with a concert during which the winner will play a concerto, accompanied by the Orchester de la Garde Républicaine conducted by François Boulanger. The opportunity to discover the future greats of tomorrow. This closing concert will be broadcast on Classic Radio Sunday, November 20 at 9 p.m.
Final of the Long-Thibaud Competition. Republican Guard Orchestra, François Boulanger. Sunday November 13, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Chatelet Theater, Paris. www.long-thibaud.org
17 and 18 November: the Symphony No. 3 from Brahms to Strasbourg
“My unfortunately too famous symphony”, this is how Brahms spoke of his Symphony No. 3, which was an immediate success. If Brahms was irritated by this success, it was because his first two symphonies, with which he was very satisfied, were eclipsed. The popularity of Symphony No. 3 has spanned the centuries, thanks in particular to the third movement. Another great work from the repertoire is on the program for this concert by the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky, the Violin Concerto by Beethoven. He will be interpreted by Sergey Khachatryan.
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Sergey Khachatryan. Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November at 8 p.m. Palace of Music and Congresses, Strasbourg. www.philharmonique.strasbourg.eu
November 18: Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev with the National Orchestra of Ile-de-France
Prokofiev and Shostakovich are on the program for this concert by the Orchester national d’Ile-de-France, in the Grande salle Pierre Boulez of the Philharmonie de Paris. On the program are excerpts from Suites n°1 and n°2 of Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev. At the time, the Bolshoi dancers did not want this ballet, deemed too difficult! As a result, Prokofiev drew two suites from it, even before the creation of the ballet. the Concerto pour piano n°2 by Shostakovich, which will be played by Federico Colli, is one of the composer’s most popular works. It was written for the birthday of his son Maxime, who also created it. The Orchester national d’Ile-de-France, conducted by Oliver Zeffmann will also perform Rod by British composer Helen Grime, born in 1981. This concert will be broadcast on Radio Classique on Sunday December 4 at 9 p.m.
National Orchestra of Ile-de-France, Oliver Zeffman, Federico Colli. Friday 18 November, Philharmonie de Paris at 8 p.m. www.orchestra-ile.com