Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace


Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no.1 in C major, Op.21
Camille Saint-SaënsCello Concerto no.1 in A minor, Op.33
Pyotr TchaikovskySymphony no.6 'Pathétique', Op.74


Alexander Dmitriev – Conductor
Natalie Clein – cello

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Programme Note

BRIT Award-winning cellist Natalie Clein, described by The Times as a '€"mesmerising cellist" who "€˜plays everything with passion", guarantees an unforgettable performance of Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1, considered to be the greatest of all cello concertos.

Formed in 1931 and initially called the Leningrad Radio Orchestra, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra became revolutionary in the major Russian city now known as St Petersburg, for broadcasting music during World War II.

Tonight the orchestra, conducted by Alexander Dmitriev, performs Tchaikovskys sixth and final symphony, which brings with it a number of emotions. The composition premiered just nine days before the composers death and has since stirred much speculation, due to its unusual form and level of intensity. The composer hinted to his friends and admirers that the work might contain secret messages, but he never told them what they were. ‘Let them guess,’ he said.

Part of the Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15

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