BBC Symphony Orchestra
18 Dec 2019, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season Alexander Vedernikov conducts Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov conducts Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky
19:30 Wed 18 Dec 2019 Barbican Hall
A heartwarming musical trip to cold Russia ending with Rachmaninov’s most infamous and intoxicating dance with love and death, the unstoppable Paganini Rhapsody.
A heartwarming musical trip to cold Russia ending with Rachmaninov’s most infamous and intoxicating dance with love and death, the unstoppable Paganini Rhapsody.

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Former Bolshoi chief conductor Alexander Vedernikov returns to the Orchestra for an evening of music from Russia that will embrace you like a warm coat on a winter's day, but not before Gregory Sviridov’s vivid Suite from The Blizzard – a film based on Pushkin’s dramatic comedy – has plunged you deep into the swirling snowstorms, driving winds and political chill of a Soviet winter circa 1964.

Pianist Andrei Korobeinikov joins us for Rachmaninov’s tantalizing dance with love and death, the Paganini Rhapsody, before the icicle-clear melodies and bracing dances of Tchaikovsky’s symphonic celebration of winter.