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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Andrey Rimsky-KorsakovThe Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh: symphonic pictures
Pyotr TchaikovskyViolin Concerto, Op.35
~ Interval ~
Edward ElgarEnigma Variations, Op.36


Yuri Temirkanov – Conductor
Julia Fischer – violin

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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Programme Note

German violinist Julia Fischer joins the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra for its second concert, as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s much-loved Violin Concerto - a work in which concert-hall sophistication balances rustic folk-simplicity, overflowing with tunes and climaxing in a dazzling rondo finale. Big tunes - or, at least, one big tune - also dominate Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations, his affectionate musical portrait of friends and acquaintances. The concert opens with one of Rimsky-Korsakov’s finest scores, the ‘three symphonic pictures’ adapted from his 1907 opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - a work sometimes nicknamed ‘the Russian Parsifal'.

Prom 71: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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