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Mendelssohn/ Prokofiev/ Beethoven

09-43 - October 23, 2009

Release October 23, 2009

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Commentator Gerard McBurney calls Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand insanely difficult to play, but a treat for the listener.
“One of the most beautiful of all his five concertos. The thematic material is absolutely delightful, fresh as a daisy.”

Pianist Dmitri Alexeev is the soloist on this week’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast.

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Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 (Italian)
  Daniele Gatti, conductor
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 4 for the Left Hand in B-flat Major, Op. 53
  Daniele Gatti, conductor
  Dmitri Alexeev, piano
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
  Daniele Gatti, conductor

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Gerard McBurney

09-43 - October 23, 2009

Commentator Gerard McBurney on Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 4

Release October 23, 2009

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Bio - Daniele Gatti

Daniele Gatti became Music Director of the Orchestre National de France in September 2008, succeeding Kurt Masur. In September 2009 he assumes the position of Chef Dirigent of the Zurich Opera. Mr. Gatti was Music Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1996 to 2009, Music Director of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1992 to 1997, Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden between 1994 and 1997 and Music Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna from 1997 to 2007. He has also been named ‘Accademico’ of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. In 2005 the Italian critics awarded him the Abbiati Prize. Read full bio >