National Symphony Orchestra: Pianist Radu Lupu Plays Beethoven & More
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The Choral Arts Society of Washington brings the passionate music and dance of Argentina to the Kennedy Center. Tango! Soul and Heart begins with two spiritual pieces -- Lamentations of Jeremiah, a sacred a cappella motet by Argentina's most famous composer, Alberto Ginastera, and Luis Bacalov's Misa Tango, a stunning mass that features the iconic sounds of the accordion-like bandonéon. The second half of the program finds participants performing traditional and classic tango works by such composers as Astor Piazzolla, while talented guest artists showcase the dance of passion in a dazzling display. Learn More
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The two pieces before the intermission are good and interesting, though there were several points where the players were imperfectly unified in rhythm. The piano was sometimes overshadowed by the volume of the orchestra. The Tchaikovsky symphonic poem after intermission was wonderful and moving and well done, though. Just be fortified with patience, since the piece does last an hour.
Gianandrea Noseda , conductor
Radu Lupu , piano
Smetana - Overture to The Kiss
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky - Manfred, Symphonic Poem after Byron
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