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London Philharmonic Orchestra : Postcards from Russia at the Royal Festival Hall – 7th December 2016

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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.

Programme

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

Interval

Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky: Baba-Yaga, fantasia

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

Steven Isserlis cello

For more information and buy tickets, visit the Southbank website here

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