The Water Goblin was composed in 1896, towards the end of Dvorák’s life. It tells the story of a girl who is abducted by a water goblin, to whom she has a child. But when she is allowed to visit her mother and fails to return, the goblin deposits their baby on the doorstep minus its head! Before the infectious melodies and rhythms of Dvorák’s ‘New World Symphony’ the young Armenian cellist and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Narek Hakhnazaryan plays Khachaturian’s technically demanding Concerto-Rhapsody.
To be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Pre-concert talk 18.45 - 19.15
Jamie Philips in conversation about some of the music featured and his life as a conductor.
Part ofBBC SSO 2015-16 Season
- St Magnus International Festival - Concert One21 Jun 2019 St Magnus Cathedral
- St Magnus International Festival - Concert Two22 Jun 2019 Pickaquoy Centre Arena
- St Magnus International Festival - Concert Three23 Jun 2019 Pickaquoy Centre Arena
- Prom 19: Strauss, Schumann & MacMillan2 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall