Last season the Auditorium of the Provincial de Alicante, He offered a great program, with excellent musical events, as in the case of the concert conducted by Vasili Pretenko front the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic to, with the presence of the great Joaquin Achucarro in the Piano Concerto No. 2 God give, and the magnificent performance of Symphony No. 10 Dimitri Shostakovich.
As well, that Symphony No. 9 Beethoven, -BRIO discussed in class- Riccardo Chailly and which imposed a fast tempos, following execution criteria designed by the great musician of Bonn. Y, maybe, como gran hito de esa pasada temporada cabría señalar el concierto de mediados de enero de 2013, with the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, with the always excellent address of the owner Valery Gergiev, and a program including Concerto No. 3 Rachmaninov and, especially a magnificent, in every sense, interpretation of La Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, which left the audience spellbound materially, This concert was also widely discussed in our magazine.
As well, highly noteworthy was the concert by the Bamberg Symphony, directed by Jonathan Nott, with that attractive mix of a pre-romantic and classical represented by Symphony 5 Frank Schubert, and that innovative and Symphony No. 4 Mahler Gustav straddles the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The season ended with another great concert by the State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow, with good pulse directed by Pavel Kogan, and it included the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, nicely executed by Boris Belkin, and that work so attractive and spectacular orchestrated by Maurice Ravel version, of Pictures at an Exhibition Mussorgsky, who originally he conceived for piano. Just a week ago we heard this version for piano, at the opening of the season SOCIETY ALICANTE CONCERTS, notably performed by American pianist Nicholas Angelich.
As well, the autumnal start programming 2013-2014, We also holds important musical events, since the same season opening, in the concert that will take place on Friday 18 of this October, with the Orchester National de France directed by Daniel Gatti, and a very attractive program that includes: Egmont Overture by Beethoven were Luwig, Symphony No. 96 (The miracle) Joseph Haydn, released in 1791 and belonging to the group of twelve <<London symphonies>>, ranging from Symphony No. 93 also it composed 1791 the Symphony 104 (London) from 1795, which together constitute a true jewel of the classical symphonic catalog. Y, to conclude, classicism of the postromanticism with the execution of the Symphony No. 1 (Winter Dreams) de Tchaikovky.
The second concert will take place on Tuesday 19 of November, con la World Symphony Orchestra, directed by Josep Vicent. The program includes two works by Maurice Ravel: La valse and Sheherezade, the latter work performed by the soprano Ángeles Blancas. In the second part, the audience will enjoy listening to the most significant musical fragments of the ballet Romeo and Juliet, its author Sergei Prokofiev epitomized in the "Suites I and II".
Ya, Monday 2 December is scheduled summits of choral works: the oratorio The Messiah Friedrich Händel, interpreted by the Wiener Akademie, Sine Nomine choir and soloists Anna Prohaska (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Steve Davislim (tenor), all led by Martin Haselböck.
El último concierto del presente otoño tendrá lugar el sábado 14 from December, the interpretation of Verdi's Requiem -we are in the "Year Verdi" (second centenary of the great musician Busetto)- with the excellent Orchestra of Valencia, Riccardo Chailly and directed by the magnificent Choir of the Generalitat Valenciana, directed by its French owner Perales. Great orchestral work packaging, with stunning coral interventions, where four solo voices are inserted: soprano, tenor, mezzo and low, played respectively by Carmen Giannattasio, Giorgio Beruggi, Veronica Simeon and Li Liang. Surely it will be a good orchestral and choral version by the presence of Valencian formations already mentioned.
But nevertheless, and is a possible recommendation for attendees to this work live, escuchar previamente, one of the following versions on CD or DVD: Decca Recording 1960, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the sensational voices of Jussi Björling and Leontine Price, flaqueados well by mezzo Rosalind Elias and bass Giorgio Tozzi, all led by Fritz Reiner. It is also necessary to point out another historic Requiem, with the magnificent performance of the young Luciano Pavarotti, next to a Leontine Price, with, even, even more interpretive freedom in the Viennese aforementioned recording; Y, junto a ellos the great means Fiorenza Cosotto, and Bulgarian low -then in his best vocal moment- Nicolai Ghiaurov, all directed by Herbert von Karajan at the front of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, a function filmed at the Teatro in Milan 1967 and later remastered and released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon.