Tradu. Tatiana Cintia
The polyhedral artist Hélène Grimaud who moves between her deep dedication, her musical career and her environmental and literary commitment comes back at Santa Cecilia Conservatory with the great Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major. Almost coeval to the Fidelio and to the Fifth Symphony , the Op. 58 Concerto was written between 1805 and the end of the following year, in a very creative period for the composer, that lasted two years. The first performance, as the custom expected, occurred in a semi-private way at Prince Lobkowitz villa where Beethoven played the piano for the last time, in 1807.
The out of season concert (Sala Santa Cecilia on Saturday 9th of April at 6p.m.) also offers a “particular” recurring because in this occasion Antonio Pappano will present the Camille Saint-Saëns Third Symphony after 110 years from its first performance under the direction of the author itself in the Accademia Concerts (26th of March 1906). It has been composed between 1885-86 winter season and performed in London at the Philharmonic Society on 19th of May 1886. It was dedicated to Franz Liszt who died two months later in Bayreuth. Rossini’s Cinderella Symphony, which shared its fate with The Barber of Seville’s one, closes the event. After a first cold welcome the work became famous and has been requested by the major Italian Theatres and it quickly seduced the whole world, making the Symphony one of the most renowned.