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  • Sunday, February 25, 2024, 6:00 PM

The model for Beethoven's work was provided by the legend around the tragic fate of the Ancient Roman hero Coriolanus. Beethoven was referring to the very popular tragedy of the time with the same name by the Austrian writer Heinrich Joseph von Collin. Yet he only composed the overture in 1807, at a time when the play had long since been taken off the programme.
Apparently it no longer mattered to the composer whether his music was played in conjunction with the play or not – and he thus wrote one of the earliest and to date best-loved concert overtures in musical history, and this is how the history is made!
The concert of the Symphony Orchestra of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków under the baton of Paweł Kotla will be rounded off by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major and Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (with soloists Vladyslav Borovych and Dominik Gilewski).

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Concert overture "Coriolanus" Op. 62
Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36
FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963) Concerto for two pianos and orchestra

Vladyslav Borovych / Dominik Gilewski piano duo
Symphony Orchestra of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków
Paweł Kotla conductor

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  • Organiser: Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków
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