BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CHARLES DUTOIT, conductor
LISA BATIASHVILI, violin **
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit returns to Symphony Hall with one of his frequent collaborators, Georgian-born violinist Lisa Batiashvili, to perform Serge Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, which like so many of his works contains both magical lyricism and rhythmic exuberance (including castanets in the finale!). Also on the program is music from two ballets both written for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes in the same year, 1991. Ravel’s Suite from the ballet Mother Goose takes its colorful episodes from Perrault’s children’s fables. Stravinsky’s Petrushka, whose hero is a heartbroken and hapless puppet, far surpasses its predecessor The Firebird in the astonishing genius of the young composer’s orchestral and dramatic imagination.
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Added by intern.press on February 26, 2009