Acclaimed conductor Valery Gergiev conducts a concert featuring works by two of Russia’s most famous composers, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture is one of the most iconic love theme of all time, its mixture of love and foreboding, expresses the tragedy of the star-crossed lovers. The Piano Concerto No 1 is equally dramatic from its introductory fanfare to the triumphant finale, Barry Douglas is the soloist.
Prokofiev wrote his Sixth Symphony as a response to the tragedies of World War II and a dark, reflective thought-provoking work characterised by a sombre tone which occasionally gives way to nostalgia and nobility. The piece is a testament to the human cost of war and conflict.
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1
Prokofiev Symphony No 6
Valery Gergiev conductor
Barry Douglas piano
London Symphony Orchestra
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