Fabulous classical masterpieces will be performed in Firebird’s next concert together with Awakening by violinist and composer Yury Revich…
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Ravel’s homage is based on a traditional Baroque suite with each movement dedicated to the memory of a friend who died in WWI. ‘Memorial to Couperin’ began as a six part piano suite.
He started writing the first movement of it, the Forlane, shortly before the outbreak of the First World War, in 1914, as a celebration of the eighteenth century French composer François Couperin.
Completed in 1917, Ravel orchestrated four of the movements two years later which is the version that will be performed by Firebird.
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Virtuoso violinist, Yury Revich performs one of the world’s most popular concertos of all time. A composer and conductor from the German romantic school, Bruch’s Violin Concerto is the first of three which he wrote and one of the most popular and respected concertos for the instrument – with his next two concertos gaining less recognition.
Completed in 1866, it was premiered by the star violinist of the day, Joseph Joachim. nçois Couperin. Completed in 1917, Ravel orchestrated four of the movements two years later which is the version that will be performed by Firebird.
Schubert: Symphony No. 1 in D. 82
Composed when Schubert was just 16, this youthful symphony was clearly inspired by the later symphonies of Haydn.
Completed in 1813 when Schubert was receiving tuition from the composer Antonio Salieri, he was introduced to the symphonies of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.
The influence of these masters is evident in Schubert’s First Symphony, though it is an impressive and original contribution to the classical symphonic genre in its own right.
Yury Revich : Awakening
The UK Première of Awakening (The Blue Version) by violinist/composer Yury Revich. Revich’s musical masterpiece is inspired by the sounds and rhythms of nature and of our planet through a series of cinematic soundscapes.
Opening with Dawn on the River with various colours of winds and strings, it is followed by Song of The Moon showcasing the singing abilities of a violin as an instrument, in the best tradition of canzonetta style. Finally, Together We Stand is inspired by the power of unity.
European Classics: Awakening
Tuesday 14 June, 7.30pm
St George’s Hanover Square, London
Conductor George Jackson
Violin Yury Revich
Ravel Tombeau de Couperin
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Schubert Symphony No. 1 in D major, D.82
Yury Revich Awakening (The Blue Version) UK Première