TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
This irresistible selection of Russian scores begins with one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, his achingly beautiful Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Tchaikovsky’s music perfectly captures the tenderness and heartbreak of the young lovers.
Pianist Peter Jablonski takes to the stage for Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. One of Rachmaninov’s most exuberant works, the Rhapsody is full of superb orchestration and, at the heart of the piece, a ravishing version of the theme.
To round off this sparkling programme, Rimsky-Korsakov’s intoxicating interpretation of the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade, brims with colourful sonorities and exotic, seductive melodies.
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