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Details

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
England


Programme

Pyotr TchaikovskyFrancesca da Rimini, Op.32
Sergei RachmaninovPiano Concerto no.2, Op.18
~ Interval ~
Nikolay Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op.35

Performers

Yuri Temirkanov – conductor
Nikolai Lugansky – piano

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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Programme Note

Just over a decade since their most recent visit, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and its renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, return to the Proms with a homegrown programme of Russian greats. Pianist Nikolai Lugansky is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s most famous work, the Second Piano Concerto, with its lyrical slow movement and brilliant, virtuosic finale. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade dissolves the magic and colour of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights into a glittering musical tapestry that the composer himself described as ‘an oriental narrative of fairy-tale wonders’. Tchaikovsky’s swirling tone-poem of doomed lovers opens the programme.

Prom 70: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov

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