Monday, October 06, 2008

A great treat for the ears

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay in the background. (Singapore)

Many thanks to JY for her lovely company both for dinner and an inspiring concert to Stirrings of Youth performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra on 4 Oct 2008. I won a pair of tickets to this concert a couple of days ago with good luck.

The concert was a treat for my ears. The conductor sensitively led the orchestra to create refined, sensitively-interpreted and spontaneous sounds that left me enjoying almost every moment of the concert. I was deeply inspired by the sounds from the concert. Even though my auditory memory could not fully remember what exactly I had heard at the concert, I could remember that I was moved and inspired by the entire performance during the concert.

Here's the programme that I was treated to for the concert:
DEBUSSY - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
MOZART - Concert-Rondo in D major, K. 382
PROKOFIEV - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10
SCHUMANN - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

I am not someone who would listen to Prokofiev's music on a regular basis. Yet I was glad that I had listened to his first Piano Concerto during the concert because I was struck to hear what a genius Prokofiev is as a composer. He simply writes very good music. I was struck by the originality and intensity of his First Piano Concerto. Alright, I am not a critic, but my ears told me that Prokofiev wrote very well as a composer. Vladimir Feltsman gave an impressive and intense rendition on the piano, making every moment worth listening to.

Cheers to the orchestra for putting up such a fabulous concert.

I am glad that I had attended the concert. It gave me a lot of good food for the mind and the soul. I felt energised internally.


goldilocks said...

The critic has spoken and given a rave review. =)

oceanskies79 said...

JY: Err..are you referring to yours truly? Anyway, it was a great concert.