Are you ready to be conquered? This is no rethorical question if we link it to the 54th edition of the Festival Pianistico Internazionale, whose themes and preliminary programme have been officially disclosed in Bergamo and Brescia. The motto of 2017 edition is, infact, “The Festival conquers you.”, and the meaning becomes clear when we think of the theme which has been chosen by the artistic director Pier Carlo Orizio. “Beethoven and Napoleon. Music, between ideals and power.” We can say then that core of the next Festival wont’ be a single composer, even if genial as Beethoven was, but a historical period, which was absolutely problematic, and the complex relationship between two great personalities who influenced their age. The preliminary programme contains, beyond the main playbill, more than 40 concerts on the whole, distributed in both cities. In it we can find the names of the most important soloists, orchestras, conductors of the world, and also some of the best young talents, who will be future stars.
Here you can find the preliminary programme