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Tchaikovsky, Janacek, Berlioz - Part 1

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Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from the Royal Albert Hall, London. The European Youth Orchestra in Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet. Janacek: Taras Bulba.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

The European Youth Orchestra performs three gripping orchestral narratives: Tchaikovsky's hyper-Romantic portrayal of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers with possibly the world's most famous love-theme, Janacek's powerful depiction of 3 episodes from Gogol's novel about Cossack bravery; and finally Berlioz's symphonic re-imagining of Byron's epic poem about the travels of a world-weary young man, disillusioned with a life of pleasure. Berlioz portrays the melancholy dreamer through the solo viola.

Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
Janacek: Taras Bulba

Maxim Rysanov (viola)
European Union Youth Orchestra
Matthias Bamert (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 18th August at 2pm.

50 minutes

Last on

Mon 9 Aug 2010 19:00

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