Sunday, April 02, 2017
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Pictures at an Exhibition
Currently artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the Shanghai Symphony and artistic director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, distinguished Chinese conductor Long Yu makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut with Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky’s showpiece for piano, later orchestrated by Ravel, vividly depicts 10 paintings by Mussorgsky’s friend Viktor Hartmann. Principal viola Randolph Kelly takes center stage for Paganini’s virtuosic Sonata per la Grand Viola, which was given its Pittsburgh premiere by Kelly.
Pope Francis has called for a better translation of a phrase about temptation in the Lord's Prayer. The Pope believes current wording that says "lead us not into temptation" is not a good because God, as a good father, would not lead humans to sin. The Lord's Prayer known as the “Our Father” in America is considered by many the most revered prayer in Christianity. The pontiff prefers France's Roman Catholic Church new wording "do not let us fall into temptation" as an alternative, and something similar should be used worldwide.
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