Liszt and the Schumanns

Charles Olivieri-Munroe. photos courtesy of RBSO

Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe will make a comeback to collaborate with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra during the "Hungarian Rhapsody -- German Passion" concert in the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road, on Friday Sept 6 at 8pm.

The programme will feature an appealing juxtaposition of Franz Liszt and probably the most famous married pianist/composer partnership in history, Robert and Clara Schumann.

Under the baton of Olivieri-Munroe, the evening will begin with Liszt's virtuosic orchestral showpiece Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 In C Minor, a work full of drama and excitement.

German concert pianist Katharina Treutler will then make her debut appearance here in Bangkok with the Piano Concerto In A Minor Op 7 by Clara Schumann. The piece contains passages of intimacy and melodic poetry, fully exploring the Romantic possibilities of the instrument.

Robert Schumann's Introduction And Allegro Appassionato In G Major Op 92 will open the second half of the concert, with Liszt's brilliant Les Preludes (Symphonic Poem No.3) rounding off the programme in rousing fashion.

Treutler has been invited to perform at numerous music festivals and has made appearances at famous concert halls in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Stockholm, Yerevan and Bonn.

Tickets cost 400, 800, 1,200, 1,600 and 2,000 baht (half-prices for students and the senior aged 60 years and up) and can be purchased from Thai Ticket Major outlets (visit or call 02-262-3456).

Katharina Treutler.

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