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07
June 2019
Friday
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius
Performers:

Nikolaj Znaider – conductor
Liya Petrova – violin
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

Programme:

M. Mussorgsky  St John's Night on Bald Mountain
P. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major op. 35 
***
J. Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 43

Liya Petrova / fot. archiwum artystki

A cure for a broken heart and a gem of world violin literature - this is how, briefly, you can describe the only violin concert by Piotr Tchaikovsky. The work will be performed by Liya Petrova – Bulgarian violinist, winner of numerous competitions, including the International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition in Odense, Denmark.

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35 is today one of the most famous works for violin. It is a challenge for performers that is full of amazing musical ideas. Also, it is one of the most difficult violin concertos – it is demanding to the extent that Leopold Auer himself refused to play it. Despite Tchaikovsky's requests, the legendary violinist resigned from the premiere performance of the concert because he considered the piece unplayable. In the end, the work was presented the audience by another well-known virtuoso, Adolf Brodsky. As has often been the case in history, the work did not appeal to everyone at first. The famous music critic, Eduard Hanslick, described the concerto as "too long and pretentious". The Violin Concerto in D major was most probably written in just two weeks during Tchaikovsky's stay in Switzerland in the 1870s. He went there to try to regain his spiritual balance after parting with his wife Antonina. Unfortunately, the marriage, which lasted only two years, led the composer into depression.

Tchaikovsky created an excellent concerto for violin, although he did not play the instrument himself. Carl Nielsen was a violinist by training and one of the most famous Danish composers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. His Symphony No. 2 is an intriguing work, with echoes of the symphonies by of the great German composers of the second half of the nineteenth century, Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler. This four-movement piece brought Nielsen the first international success and was undoubtedly a breakthrough in his career. As a result, it remains one of the most-loved compositions by Nielsen to this day and stands out against the background of his other five symphonies.

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE AVAILABILITY KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP Only a few seats left
  • VIP ticket
60 PLN
zone I Available
  • Normal ticket - Zone I
  • Reduced ticket - Zone I
45 PLN
35 PLN
zone II Available
  • Normal ticket - Zone II
  • Reduced ticket - Zone II
  • NFM for Young Musicians
40 PLN
30 PLN
15 PLN
zone III Available
  • Normal ticket - Zone III
  • Reduced ticket - Zone III
  • NFM for Young Musicians
35 PLN
25 PLN
15 PLN
Sala Zabaw Only a few seats left
  • NFM for Parents - Playroom
10 PLN

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The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

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Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.