E. Elgar: Serenade in E minor, op. 20
G. Finzi: Eclogue for piano and strings, op. 10
S. Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, op. 22
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Jeanne Amièle, piano
Young Edward Elgar won his future wife’s heart over through his romantic Serenade for Strings. Meanwhile, in Young Apollo, Britten describes the passionate love affairs of the Greek god of beauty. Finzi’s Eclogue evokes the peaceful happiness of a humble pair of shepherds. And, at last, in his Visions fugitives — here magnified brought into sharp focus in a stirring arrangement for strings — a work revealing the tumult of the Russian soul. Young pianist Jeanne Amièle, 2015 winner of both the Canadian Music Competition and OSM Manulife Competition, will be joining I Musici for the occasion.
Photo credits: David Curleigh, Frank Desgagnes