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About the Concert
SAINT-SAENS SPECTACULAR! ①
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8pm | LOTTE Concert Hall
Thierry Fischer, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Dong-ill Shin, organ
Boulez, Notations for orchestra
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 ‘Egyptian’
I. Allegro animato
III. Molto allegro
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Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 ‘Organ’
I. Adagio – Allegro moderato – Poco adagio
II. Allegro moderato – Presto – Maestoso – Allegro
Total Duration 110 min(incl. intermission)
The orchestra thunders and roars, a piano takes off like a rocket, everyone pauses for breath – and then with one massive chord, the organ raises the roof. Saint-Saëns’ flamboyant Organ Symphony might be one of the world’s best-loved classics, but it never gets any less thrilling. And Thierry Fischer has a few more Gallic surprises to share in this colourful all-French concert – like the legendary French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, performing the joyous, brilliantly entertaining piano concerto that Saint-Saëns wrote on a cruise to Egypt (you can even hear the frogs in the Nile). He starts off with the astonishing Notations by the late, great Pierre Boulez: each one a tiny controlled explosion of colour, fantasy and wit.
Sponsored by Hana Financial Group
Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer has been Music Director of the Utah Symphony since 2009, recently extended to 2022. In April 2016 he took the orchestra to Carnegie Hall for the first time in 40 years, has instigated a major commissioning programme, and has recorded CDs of contemporary repertoire and Mahler symphonies. Recent gues...
For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today's finest pianists. From the start of his career, he delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, which he transcribed himself to play on the piano. His profound prof...