【國家交響樂團】
2018/12/31(一) NSO 總監系列《歲末音樂會 - 搖擺美國》
NSO MD Series - New Year's Eve Concert - Swing to America

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指揮/呂紹嘉
鋼琴/嚴俊傑
小提琴/林品任

伯恩斯坦:《錦城春色》三首舞曲
蓋希文:《一個美國人在巴黎》
《藍色狂想曲》
《甜姐兒》序曲
蓋希文/馬可夫:《波吉狂想曲》
伯恩斯坦:嬉遊曲

「在火車上,那鋼鐵般的節奏,還有那喀啦喀啦的碰撞聲,對作曲家而言常是靈感的來源⋯⋯這部作品在我聽來是美國音樂萬花筒,是我們的大熔爐、我們無可比擬的國家活力、我們的藍調、我們的都會瘋狂。當我抵達波士頓,我已對此曲成竹在胸。」

這首在草稿上原名《美國狂想曲》,正式演出改叫《藍色狂想曲》的作品,一如美國組成,果然是繽紛華麗,妙不可言的音樂大熔爐。蓋希文的音樂旋律動聽、節奏新穎,更有直指人心,能喚起普世共鳴的感動。離他愈久遠,愈能感受到他的可貴,筆下樂曲至今熱門,永遠不退流行。同樣鋼琴作曲兼擅,優游於歌劇和音樂劇的微妙界線,伯恩斯坦還是名動公卿的偉大指揮,能原創也能詮釋,更有好文筆與好口才,是一等一的音樂教育家。他的音樂見解深刻獨到,美學想像繽紛出彩,無論是何題材,下筆總能引人入勝,也能激發聆者思考。

這場音樂會包括蓋希文與伯恩斯坦多首名作,還有難得演出,由小提琴名家馬可夫改編,匯聚歌劇《波吉與貝絲》 美妙旋律而成的炫技大作《波吉狂想曲》。《藍色狂想曲》首演後一年內演出八十四次,唱片更賣出百萬張佳績,非凡魅力在現場才能充分領會。這場音樂會邀來嚴俊傑與林品任兩位音樂俊彥,加上火力全開的呂紹嘉,歡迎大家和NSO 一同過新年!


SHAO-CHIA LÜ, conductor
CHUN-CHIEH YEN, piano
RICHARD LIN, violin

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
GEORGE GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
Rhapsody in Blue
Funny Face Overture
GEORGE GERSHWIN/ALBERT MARKOV: Porgy Rhapsody
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Divertimento for Orchestra

Say hello to American music. Two iconic American composers provide the music for this festive concert that ushers in a new calendar year. The music of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein has come to symbolize the "American-ness" of American music as has that of few others. Gershwin was the man who sought "to make a lady out of jazz." Three of his best-known scores are on the program, including the jazzy Rhapsody in Blue. As for Bernstein, that irrepressible dynamo of artistic energy, he accomplished more in his 72 years than most people could hope to achieve in several lifetimes. Bernstein was Mr. Classical Music himself. On the Town was his first musical comedy (1944), providing the perfect format to portray a whirlwind tour through New York City for three sailors on 24-hour shore leave. The show became even more popular through the medium of lm, which starred Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra singing their way through "New York, New York, it's a wonderful town." From the other end of Bernstein's career we hear the Divertimento for Orchestra (1980), a celebratory piece written for the 100th anniversary of the Boston Symphony. Celebrations are in order as we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019.