Acclaimed soloist Steven Isserlis performs Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto at this all-Russian concert which also feature music by Glinka, Dargomyzhsky and Tchaikovsky.
Russian composers often wrote music that had its origins in folk and traditional music. Dargomïzhsky explores Russian folklore’s witch, Tchaikovsky took a Ukrainian folk song and transformed it into symphonic masterpiece, Prokofiev explores the contradictions of Russian life in his cello concerto and Mikhail Glinka uses his time in Spain to paint a very different picture of Russian music.
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Capriccio brillante on the theme `Jota aragonesa’ (Spanish Overture No.1)
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Souvenir d’une nuit d’été à Madrid (Spanish Overture No.2)
Sergey Prokofiev: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.58
Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky: Baba-Yaga, fantasia
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Steven Isserlis cello
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