Saturday, April 30, 2011
Boston Symphony Orchestra-April 29, 2011
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Simon Trpceski
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program of Reger, Liszt and Ravel.
Reger Variations and Fugue on a Theme of
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Simon Trpceski, pianist
For me the highlight of the concert was the stellar performance of Simon Trpceski, a national hero in his native Macedonia, in Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A. It was a stunning rendition, beautifully complemented by Frübeck de Burgos and the BSO.
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos gestures to the orchestra to acknowledge the sustained applause at the end of the performance of Ravel's "Bolero."
Jeremy Eichler of the Boston Globe describes Trpceski's interpretation as a "fresh path to Liszt." For Eichler's review,
Jan Simon-pianist; Vladimir Valek-conductor;
The Prague Symphony Orchestra in Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A