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Over to Italy this week for a concert by Orchestra di Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, guest conducted by Juraj Valcuha and featuring Evgeni Bozhanov in the Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and the Opus 42 Waltz by Chopin for an encore.
A pretty straight-ahead concert – starting off with Debussy‘s Prèlude à l’après-midi d’un Faune. And then the Rachmaninov and Chopin. And finishing up with a Suite from Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten and ending with Ravel‘s La Valse. It was recorded by RAI on October 26th last year.
Nice concert all around. Perfect Anti-Road Rage material.
Since it is Wednesday and all . . .
- Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival 2013 in Florence Italy (vinoconvistablog.me)
- Argentina announces its classical stars of the year (artsjournal.com)
- Rocking the Cradle of Opera: Tough Times for Florence’s Maggio Musicale (wqxr.org)
- Take Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra for a (Totally Not Free) Test Drive (operachic.typepad.com)
- Breaking: Claudio Abbado announces free concert to help save Florence theatre (artsjournal.com)
- Breaking: Florence to abolish ballet, cut more musicians (artsjournal.com)