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Bournemouth SO/Vassily Sinaisky

Violinist Maxim Rysanov joins the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Vassily Sinaisky for performances of Berlioz's Harold in Italy and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6 (Pathetique).

In a concert given at the Portsmouth Guildhall, violinist Maxim Rysanov joins the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Vassily Sinaisky for performances of Berlioz's Harold in Italy and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6.

Berlioz wrote Harold in Italy at the suggestion of Paganini, but the great virtuoso rejected the score because the viola part was not flashy enough. The work has come to be seen, though, as an ideal portrait of a Romantic hero, just as Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6, the Pathetique, is said to embody a quintessentially Romantic anguish.

Maxim Rysanov (viola)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Berlioz: Harold in Italy
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 (Pathetique)

Followed by music by past winners of the RPS awards, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2009:

Winner of the Singer Category, 1989:
Schubert – Der Liedler, D 209
Philip Langridge, tenor
Graham Johnson, piano

Winner of the Singer Category, 2002
Handel - Julius Caesar: Se pieta di me non senti
Lisa Saffer, soprano
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

2 hours, 15 minutes

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Mon 4 May 2009 19:00

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