MUSIC AS THERAPY
Before music was considered a form of therapy, Tchaikovsky and Schumann knew it to be an essential remedy for alleviating the terrible effects of depression and bipolar disorder, which affected their lives so completely.
The emergence of Schumann’s piano concerto took place after he recovered from one of those nervous breakdowns, which, since the age of 24, were becoming more persistent. In 1846 he returned to the idea of writing a concerto for piano based on an earlier work, Fantasy for Piano in A minor, to which he added two movements and created one of the pinnacles of piano repertoire.
Modest Tchaikovsky heard what would be his brother’s last composition and told him the symphony was Patetícheskaya, which means ‘passionate’ or ’emotive’, something that has great emotional content. That is what Tchaikovsky achieved in each of the four movements of the work: to alter our mood and take us from sadness to joy, passing through loneliness, melancholy and hope. In addition, this piece is spoken of as an Ethos symphony as it explains in detail the personality and character of the composer. Because of that and because he died nine days after the premiere of the work, it is considered a ‘living testament’ and even a Requiem.
Biography Judith Jáuregui
Recognized as a bright, elegant and personal artist, Judith Jáuregui is one of the most captivating young pianists of the moment. Born in San Sebastián, Judith began playing music in her home town and made her recital debut at just 11 years old. She completed her studies in Munich under the tutelage of Russian teacher Vadim Suchanov.
In recent seasons she has been enthusiastically received in concert halls of reference in both Europe and Asia, including el Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, el Palau de la Música in Barcelona, el Palau de la Música in Valencia, el Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, el Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, el Auditorio de Zaragoza, Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo and Miguel Delibes in Valladolid, el Auditorio Louvre in París. She has also played at the Piano Festivals in La Roque d’Anthéron, Lille and Radio France de Montpellier, as well as the Southbank Centre in Londres and the Murten Classics Festival. She has repeatedly played in major rooms in China such as Beijing NCPA, Guanzghou Opera or Shanghai City Theater and finished a tour in Japan with the National Orchestra of Spain at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
Judith has collaborated with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Sinfónica de Bilbao, Sinfónica de Murcia, Sinfónica de Córdoba, la Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Oviedo Filarmonía, the PFK Philharmonia in Prague, Das Neue Orchester Köln in Cologne, the Sinfónica de Aarhus, Sinfonietta Eslovaca and the Orquesta Simón Bolívar of Venezuela