With Suzy Klein. Andrey Boreyko conducts the Russian National Orchestra in Beethoven: Coriolan Overture. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (soloist - Nikolai Lugansky).
BBC Proms 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Suzy Klein
The Russian National Orchestra returns to the Proms in this its 20th anniversary year. After a dramatic overture by Beethoven, depicting the heroic Roman general Coriolanus, the orchestra focuses on music from its homeland. Rachmaninov is a composer close to the heart of tonight's soloist, Nikolai Lugansky, who performs the radiant and inventive piano variations on Paganini's theme. Tchaikovsky's orchestral suite was initially conceived as a symphony, but he found this form to be more flexible, and he also included a set of flamboyant variations at the end.
Beethoven: Overture 'Coriolan'
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Russian National Orchestra
Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
Andrey Boreyko (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 1st September at 2.20pm.
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