St. Louis Symphony – Mendelssohn’s Scottish
Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead
SCRIABIN Piano Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
The sensations of a lively Scottish atmosphere are portrayed in Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, and pianist Kirill Gerstein takes the stage in Scriabin’s only concerto.
- Symphony No. 3, “Scottish,” is a work inspired by the composer’s discovery of the rugged lands of Scotland, from rocky mountains to the stormy countryside.
- The St. Louis Post Dispatch describes Kirill Gerstein as “a virtuoso pianist who plays with both strength and sensitivity.”
- Fans of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos will enjoy the similar sounds of Scriabin’s Piano Concerto.
- Did you know: Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” does not include the typical music of Scotland, but instead portrays the emotions that arose while Mendelssohn visited the country.