Thomas ADÈS Colette Suite
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor (‘Pathétique’), Op. 74
Daniel Lozakovich (violin)
Conductor: András Keller
András Keller and his ensemble guide the audience through three music periods, going back in time as the concert progresses forward. The fact is, we start off with music from the present day because the Colette Suite by perhaps the most celebrated composer of our age, the British artist Thomas Adès, is a compilation from the music of the hugely successful biographical film (2018) of the same title. Concert sonata for violin and orchestra – originally, this is the title Sergei Prokofiev intended for his second violin concerto. At the time of the birth of the work, 1935, he had just returned to his homeland. “It should be primarily melodious without, however, becoming trivial.” Thus Prokofiev characterized the requirement considered an absolute basic for modern music and this concerto including solo by Daniel Lozakovich, Swedish violinist star who is still not yet 20, fully corresponds with this expectation. The sixth symphony premiered on 28 October 1893, just a few days before the death of Tchaikovsky. Happily, the composer was proud of the results even while he was in the process of composition and his confession that during the creative stage “I was moved to tears on more than one occasion” is absolutely not in contradiction to this.