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Proms 2015 Prom 70: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov

Prom 70
Prom 70: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov
19:30 Mon 7 Sep 2015 Royal Albert Hall
The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra showcases three great Russian works, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s 'Scheherazade' and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Nikolai Lugansky.
The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra showcases three great Russian works, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s 'Scheherazade' and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Nikolai Lugansky.

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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.