(ANSA) – ROME, June 10 – Another debut in the concerts of Santa Cecilia. On the podium of the Orchestra of the National Academy – Thursday 10 and Friday 11 June 19.30, and Saturday 12 at 18 – is the young conductor Kazuki Yamada, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orchester Philharmonique di Monte-Carlo and Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The Japanese master in the Roman evenings Yamada proposes the Symphony n. 2 by Rachmaninov and the Cello Concerto n. 1 by Haydn, the first cello of the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia Luigi Piovano.
Rachmaninov began work on the Symphony No. 2 in 1906 after leaving the post of director of the Bolshoi Theater and moving from Moscow to Dresden. Completed in April 1907, it was performed on February 8, 1908 in St. Petersburg under the direction of the composer, achieving a triumphal success. The Concerto n. 1 in C major for cello by Haydn, probably composed between 1761 and 1765, was believed to have been lost for a long time and was found by the Czech musicologist Oldrich Pulkert, librarian of the National Museum in Prague, in a collection of manuscripts from the 18th century. The first modern performance of the Concerto was given by the cellist Milos Sádlo on May 19, 1962, in Prague, with the Czechoslovakian Radio orchestra conducted by Charles Mackerras, immediately obtaining a great success that gave the Concert an immediate international diffusion. (HANDLE).
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