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LA Phil / Salonen Conducts Respighi
April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT$20 – $194
Upbeat Live with Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano.
- Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 7pm
- Saturday, April 2, 2019 @ 7pm
- Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 1pm
In addition to the sweeping Pines of Rome, the program also includes a work by Franco Donatoni – one of the conductor’s teachers – that Salonen and the LA Phil premiered in 2001. “I love the kaleidoscopic world of Donatoni, the sudden twists and turns and the sheer beauty of the surface of the music,” Salonen said. “Esa (In cauda V) is a Los Angeles Philharmonic commission. Sadly, it turned out to be the very last work Donatoni completed. I was deeply moved when I saw the title and the dedication. The master had dictated his last composition to his assistants as he was no longer able to write himself.”
Also featured is a showpiece for a widely acclaimed young pianist—the masterpiece Ravel wrote for a pianist who lost his right arm in World War I.
- Debussy – Iberia
- Ravel – Concerto for the Left hand
- Donatoni – ESA (In cauda V) – LA Phil Commission
- Respighi – Pines of Rome