- Francesca da Rimini(18 mins)
- Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor(35 mins)
- Scheherazade(42 mins)
- Études-tableaux, op. 33: No. 8
- The Nutcracker, Op 71 (Pas de deux)
- Two Tangos by Albéniz: II. Andantino
About this event
Just over a decade since their most recent visit, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and its renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, return to the Proms with a homegrown programme of Russian greats. Pianist Nikolai Lugansky is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s most famous work, the Second Piano Concerto, with its lyrical slow movement and brilliant, virtuosic finale. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade dissolves the magic and colour of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights into a glittering musical tapestry that the composer himself described as ‘an oriental narrative of fairy-tale wonders’. Tchaikovsky’s swirling tone-poem of doomed lovers opens the programme.