ROSSINI William Tell Overture
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No.1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6, 'Pathétique'
Christian Kluxen Conductor
Martin Roscoe Piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bursting brass at a galloping pace proclaims the opening of Rossini's William Tell Overture and the beginning of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's spring concert, led by conductor Christian Kluxen. Joining the Orchestra for Mendelssohn's virtuosic Piano Concerto No.1 is 'a refined pianist with the wisdom of experience' (Gramophone Magazine), Martin Roscoe. Opening with breathless urgency, Mendelssohn's light and joyful Piano Concerto is almost improvisatory in its speed and excitement.
Closing the programme is Tchaikovsky's towering masterpiece, his Symphony No.6, 'Pathétique'. Perhaps one of his most personal scores, Tchaikovsky's work is etched with heart-breaking intensity and was intended to be his own requiem.
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