The concert prepared by Jakub Hrůša and the world-famous pianist Daniil Trifonov will truly bring Series B to a magnificent conclusion with Scriabin’s brilliant Piano Concerto. On the second half of the concert is Josef Suk’s iconic Asrael Symphony, which Jakub Hrůša and the orchestra are also recording.
Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20 (28')
— Intermission —
Asrael – a funereal symphony for large orchestra in C minor, Op. 27 (58')
“In the case of the Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, I am above all looking forward to musical collaboration with the pianist Daniil Trifonov. There are soloists who cannot be categorised with others or be typecast in any way. They are fascinating for their absolute uniqueness. To mention another one from the past—Sviatoslav Richter was such an artist, at least for me. Today I am similarly carried away by Daniil Trifonov. In the context of my life as a musician, one might say that Suk’s Asrael is one of my ‘cult’ compositions. Since my youth, when I was still at secondary school in my native city Brno, I have been captivated by its power and beauty, and that captivation is no less strong today—quite the contrary, it grows constantly stronger. It is perhaps above all through this work that my admiration for Suk is deepening”, says Jakub Hrůša.
The concert is streamed live in partnership with Mezzo TV.