CBSO - Tchaikovsky (part 2)
Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Presented by Tom McKinney
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons, plays Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations - with Daniel Müller-Schott as cello soloist - and the Manfred Symphony.
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Daniel Müller-Schott: cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons: conductor
Tormented by forbidden desires, Byron's Manfred takes to the mountains to battle his demons. Tchaikovsky knew exactly how he felt, and poured everything into fifty minutes of the rawest, most personal and most passionate music he ever wrote. It's certainly a powerful contrast to the stirring Marche Slave and the jewel-like Rococo Variations, here played by Daniel Müller-Schott.