Trpceski breathes new life into Tchaikovsky classic
National Symphony Orchestra and Simon Trpceski National Concert Hall, Dublin March 13 Reviewed by Dick O’Riordan
The Russian Igor Markevich is something of a lost talent to the music world. As a child prodigy, he quit composing after suffering a nervous breakdown, and took to conducting instead. Even Stravinsky, who was not slow to admire his own genius, was said to be in awe of him.
His six-part Rebus, written when he was just 19 years old, has an astonishing maturity that is compelling throughout. From its blaring brass opening, through...
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