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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
Stravinsky: Petrouchka

Benjamin Schmid (violin)
Ulster Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta (conductor).

2 hours

Last on

Sun 27 May 2012 14:00
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