Friday night with Prokofiev’s ‘Short Suite’ from Romeo and Juliet, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Violin Concerto in D major’, Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ and four flamboyant Russian encores. All performed by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, together with 26 year old soloist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and conductor – maestro – Yuri Simonov, at Cadgon Hall.
If there’s any experience which does truly explode the laws of cognition and ‘rivet’ us, as Blanchot would say, to the painfully bare but beautiful, essential truth of existence, it must be the experience of music.
“How does the body erase itself, to prefer matter against presence?”
(photo by Ben Nicholas)
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