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Emmanuel Ceysson plays Glière's Harp Concerto

Presented by Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra


9 August 2024

Emmanuel Ceysson is a highly skilled harpist chosen as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Harpist in 2020. He previously spent almost 15 years as Principal Harp in prestigious orchestras, including the Opéra National de Paris and the New York MET Opera Orchestra. Starting his musical journey in France, he earned unanimous admission to the Paris Conservatoire at 16 and garnered numerous international awards over a decade.

Prof. Dr. Narongrit Dhamabutra’s Khon Overture showcases his experience in compositions. A Thai National Artist, has composed a number of widely accepted music compositions both domestically and internationally. In 2008, he was awarded Thai Contemporary Silpathorn Artist, and later in 2021, he was named National Artist of Thailand.

Harp Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 74 from Reinhold Glière. The harp concerto, was performed for the first time on 23 November 1938 at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire with the State Philharmonic Orchestra. This concerto features fewer instruments. The brass section is limited to four French horns and used only timpani and a triangle in the percussion group. The main theme is lyrical, with the soloist's arpeggiated chords.

Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39, uses standard instrumentation however manages to create a vivid sound. The first Symphony consists of four moments, characterised by its use of string and woodwind solos; the first movement opens with a clarinet solo over a timpani roll, and the following movements include violin, viola, and cello solos that are previously foreshadowed.

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