Ulster Orchestra - Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky
Recorded at Ulster Hall, Belfast
Presented by John Toal
The climax of the Ulster Orchestra's season celebrates three Russian masterpieces. Conducted by their Principal Conductor, JoAnn Falletta, they open with Rimsky-Korsakov's colourful depiction of a Russian Easter festival. Benjamin Schmid is soloist in Tchaikovsky's exuberant Violin Concerto and the concert ends with Stravinsky's ballet score Petrouchka, which tells the story of a puppet brought to life, described by the composer as 'the immortal and unhappy hero of every fairground in all countries'.
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Benjamin Schmid (violin)
JoAnn Falletta (conductor).