Milstein soloist in Ravel and Knigge
Max Knigge new work
Alexander Skrjabin Third symphony 'Le divin poème
Violinist Maria Milstein, this season's artist in residence, opens the evening with the seductive and temperamental Tzigane, one of Maurice Ravel's better-known works. The piece seems to be a nod from the Basque-born to neighbouring Spain and is a year younger than the hypnotic Boléro. Maria Milstein then launches a new violin concerto by Max Knigge, composed for the AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert. The evening ends with Alexander Skrjabin's Third Symphony, nicknamed 'the divine poem'. This is another work full of high ideals. The composer believed that the world could be reborn after a great catastrophe, and that then all the arts and senses would be united.