NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

Like most websites, we use cookies to facilitate online booking and to ensure we give you the best possible experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume you're happy to receive cookies. You can learn more about changing your settings in our Privacy Policy.

Accept & close
15
December 2017
Friday
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Performers:

Giancarlo Guerrero – conductor
Boris Giltburg – piano
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

Programme:

S. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Op. 30
**
G. Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Giancarlo Guerrero / fot. Tony Matula

Giancarlo Guerrero, a native of Costa Rica, is a five-time Grammy award winning Music Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 2009 and recently committed to through the 2024-25 season. Guerrero previously held posts as the Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency from 2011 to 2016, Music Director of the Eugene Symphony between 2002 and 2009, and Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1999 to 2004. The Narodowe Forum Muzyki is very pleased with the appointment of Giancarlo Guerrero to the position of Artistic Director of the Wroclaw Philharmonic! Guerrero will conduct four weeks during the 2017 season in Wrocław, and beginning with the 2018 season, he will spend eight weeks per season with the orchestra in addition to touring and recording activities.

Boris Giltburg was born in Moscow in 1984, he then moved to Tel Aviv and grew up in Israel. He began studying piano with his mother, and then with Arie Vardi. In 2011, Giltburg won the second and audience prizes at the Rubinstein Competition. In 2012, he released an album of Prokofiev War Sonatas on Orchid Classics, earning him a nomination for the Critics’ Award at the Classical Brits. His Romantic Sonatas album of Rachmaninov, Liszt, and Grieg followed in 2013. His first solo releases on Naxos of Schumann and Beethoven attained ardent reviews, and his Rachmaninov album was named Gramophone’s Disc of the Month. Also, in 2013 he won first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, which raised his status as a soloist.

Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote the Third Piano Concerto  for his first American tour in 1909. The piece was composed during the summer of 1909 at his family estate Ivanovka. The premiere took place with two New York performances under Gustav Mahler. Rachmaninoff reportedly thought very highly of the maestro and the Philharmonic saying, “Mahler was the only conductor whom I considered worthy to be classed with Nikisch. He touched my composer's heart straight away by devoting himself to my Concerto until the accompaniment, which is rather complicated, had been practiced to the point of perfection, although he had already gone through a long rehearsal. According to Mahler, every detail of the score was important, an attitude which is unfortunately rare among conductors.” Rachmaninoff composed four piano concertos throughout his career and was the soloist at the premiere of each. The Third Piano Concerto has earned a reputation as one of the most technically demanding works in the repertoire, and pianists have often been quoted to regard it as a challenge they feel compelled to surmount. Although, Rachmaninoff, having hands that spanned the interval of a 13th, maintained that his Third Concerto was “more comfortable” to play than his Second.     

Gustav Mahler worked on his First Symphony in February and March of 1888, by integrating music that he had written earlier. The first performance was given on November 20, 1889, in Budapest, with the composer conducting. The First Symphony is indebted to such sources as Mahler’s Wayfarer songs, incidental music written for Der Trompeter von Säkkingen, yodelling, military fanfares, café music, the opening of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a love song he wrote in 1880, reveille, and the German Ländler. This was Mahler’s first large and purely orchestral work and it took him some time to bring all his material together to create a lucid whole from the individual parts. When Mahler finally published the piece fifteen years later, he had discovered a new kind of symphony that linked the creativity and storytelling of the symphonic poem with the architectural organisation of the symphony as it was known. It is evident, at the time, that Mahler was experimenting with ways of creating overwhelming volumes of sound. He even suggested in the score that the expanded horn section should stand, bells raised, in order to surmount the rest of the orchestra during the finale.

When the piece was introduced in Budapest it was billed as a "Symphonic Poem in two parts" with three movements in part 1 and two in part 2. At its first performance the pastoral and idyllic Part 1 was in much better received than Part 2, with its ‘new romantic’ excesses. Mahler wrote to the critic Max Marschalk in March 1896, “At the time my friends persuaded me to provide a kind of program for the D major symphony in order to make it easier to understand. Therefore, I had thought up this title and explanatory material after the actual composition. I left them out… not only because I think they are quite inadequate and do not even characterise the music accurately, but also because I have learned through past experiences how the public has been misled by them.”

The first movement begins "like a sound of nature," with its overtly marked cuckoo calls, fanfares tuned to A-natural and scattered over seven octaves, and an effect is created by three offstage trumpets. Next comes a scherzo set to foot-stomping dances and yodelling, similar to material Mahler had used for his first songs in 1880. The third movement, Mahler says, is a satiric cartoon of "The Hunter's Funeral" a vision of a hunter's coffin drawn by animals, turned into musical life. The finale begins with a "flash of lightning from a dark cloud" Mahler claimed, "It is simply the cry of a wounded heart." Later the work returns to the pastoral themes of the first movement, but rather than setting off on a journey, headed straight for triumph. 

 

Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP
  • Bilet VIP
  • Bilet VIP & VIP Room
60 PLN
110 PLN
zone I
  • I kat - Bilet normalny
  • I kat - Bilet ulgowy
45 PLN
30 PLN
zone II
  • II kat - Bilet normalny
  • II kat - Bilet ulgowy
  • NFM dla Młodego Muzyka
40 PLN
25 PLN
10 PLN
zone III
  • III kat - Bilet normalny
  • III kat - Bilet ulgowy
  • NFM dla Młodego Muzyka
35 PLN
20 PLN
10 PLN
Szanowni Państwo! Osoby, które posiadają Abonament Symfoniczny zapraszamy na świąteczne spotkanie, które odbędzie się przed koncertem, o godz. 17:00, w VIP Roomie (poziom +1). Wspólny wieczór uświetni swoją obecnością maestro Giancarlo Guerrero.
Sold Out

Similar events

22
June 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Eroica
 
Last tickets: 14
23
June 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
From Viennese Classicists to Operetta Classics
 
28
September 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
04
October 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Opening of the Symphonic Season
 
06
October 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart – Viennese Classicists
 
11
October 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The Great Symphony
 
Last tickets: 32
12
October 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Hebrew Songs
 
25
October 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Tradition and Avant-Garde
 
26
October 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Tribute to the Master
 
08
November 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Music Tells a Story
 
29
November 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
A Cellist's Challenge
 
30
November 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Concertante | Bach, Mozart, Górecki, Danowicz
 
01
December 2019 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Koželuh for Four Hands, Mozart for Two Pianos
 
06
December 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Tchaikovsky's Last Work
 
07
December 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Slavic Passions
 
13
December 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Power of the Absolute | Missa solemnis
 
14
December 2019 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
The Story of Art
 
20
December 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
A Friend of Chopin
 
27
December 2019 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Most Beautiful Christmas Carols
 
07
January 2020 | Tuesday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The New World
 
11
January 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Seven Deadly Sins
 
18
January 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Songs and Poems
 
24
January 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Porpora – Opera Arias
Max Emanuel Cenčić at the NFM
31
January 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Moniuszko – Pariah
 
07
February 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
 
08
February 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Portraits
 
14
February 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Williams, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff
 
15
February 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Hymns and Songs
 
16
February 2020 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Mediterranean Valentine's Day
 
21
February 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Immortal Mozart
 
23
February 2020 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Jesu, meine Freude
 
06
March 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Contrasting Traditions
 
07
March 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
The Power of Women
 
Last tickets: 32
13
March 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The Seven Gates of Jerusalem
 
15
March 2020 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
NDR Radiophilharmonie
 
20
March 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Dancing Rhythms
 
21
March 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Bach at Zimmermann Café
The Early Music Day
22
March 2020 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Transfigured Night
 
27
March 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Absolute Music
 
01
April 2020 | Wednesday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
April Fools' Day in Vienna
 
03
April 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Tales and Myths
 
08
April 2020 | Wednesday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
J.S. Bach – St John Passion
 
16
April 2020 | Thursday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Piotr Beczała | Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot
 
17
April 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Red Hall
Walpurgis Night
 
24
April 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
An Artist's Life Episode
 
25
April 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
In Old Style
 
03
May 2020 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Mozart vs Salieri
 
08
May 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Echoes of the Past
 
09
May 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Canticum canticorum
 
22
May 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Alpine Peaks
 
23
May 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
From Youth to Maturity
 
29
May 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Music of the Tatra
 
05
June 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Emperor Piano Concerto
 
07
June 2020 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The Virtuoso Tournament
 
13
June 2020 | Saturday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Elijah | Closing of the Symphonic Season
 
14
June 2020 | Sunday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
The Triple Concerto
 
19
June 2020 | Friday
Orchestral concerts
NFM, Main Hall
Dreaming about Athens
 

NFM – City of Wrocław institution of culture co-managed by:

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.