Otto Tausk conducts Prokofiev


Thursday 1 September 2022, 11.00am

Perth Concert Hall

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Otto Tausk conducts Prokofiev

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART The Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture (6 mins)

Sergei PROKOFIEV Symphony No.5 (46 mins)

Allegro marcato
Allegro giocoso

Otto Tausk conductor

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Did you know?

Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture is written in the Turkish 'janissary' style, characterised by a great variety of drums and bells and the combination of bass drum, triangle and cymbals.

As Prokofiev took to the stage to conduct the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, artillery fired (as World War II raged). He paused until it finished, leaving a great impression on the audience.

The premiere of Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony marked the last time conducting for the composer; a few days later he suffered a fall and concussion and never fully regained his health.

Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 Listening Guide

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