Georgijs Osokins and Sinfonietta Rīga

Full of youthful excitement and unexpected twists is Ludwig van Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, which Robert Schuman once described as a "sleek Greek maiden between two Nordic giants." Today, composed between the heroic Third and the fateful Fifth, this masterpiece of the Viennese classicist appears in concert posters undeservedly less often than his other eight examples of the genre, even though Mendelssohn, Berlioz and many other greats have also dedicated words of admiration to it.
Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto was written almost at the same time as the Fourth Symphony, and for more than two centuries it continues to fascinate listeners with thrilling melodism and light melancholy, devilish virtuosity and angelic dreaminess.
The soundtrack by Pēteris Vasks is expressively tense and full of emotions, making you listen to the gradually disappearing voices of nature and inviting you to cleanse your soul from the usual carelessness about the world and the future. This is also confirmed by the Latvian "Musica appassionata", which was premiered in Finland in 2002 by the Chamber Orchestra of Ostrobothnia under the direction of the composer's trusted associate Juhas Kangas.

In the Dzintari concert hall, this score will be performed by the Sinfonietta Rīga, who have a great sense of Vask's music, with conductor Rémy Ballot. The honor of the soloist in this "Riga Festival" concert has been entrusted to the bright pianist Georgijs Osokins, whose deeply felt, sonically nuanced and original interpretations have been praised by connoisseurs in near and far countries as brilliant and unpredictable, captivating and revolutionary.


Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Pēteris Vasks’s Musica Apassionata, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major


Georgijs Osokins, piano
Sinfonietta Rīga
Conductor Rémy Ballot

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