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Philharmonia - Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky

Leif Segerstam conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra. Sibelius: Night Ride and Sunrise. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 (soloist: Denis Matsuev). Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Leif Segerstam conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Sibelius' nocturnal tone poem Night Ride and Sunrise, and is joined by Russian pianist Denis Matsuev for the enduringly popular Piano Concerto No 2 by Rachmaninov.

The evening concludes with Tchaikovsky's final, enigmatic Symphony No 6, the Pathétique. Written in 1893 the composer himself conducted the first performance in St Petersburg: nine days later he was dead. This, together with speculation about the cause of his death, has resulted in the Pathétique being especially susceptible to interpretation ever since.

Sibelius - Night Ride and Sunrise
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2

8.20: Interval

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Denis Matsuev (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Leif Segerstam (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Philharmonia part 1

    • Jean Sibelius

      Night ride and sunrise Op.55

      Conductor: Leif SEGERSTAM Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Concerto no. 2 in C minor Op.18 for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: Leif SEGERSTAM Performer: Denis MATSUEV - Piano Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Encore

    • Grigory Romanovich Ginzburg

      Fantasia on a theme from Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia for piano

      Performer: Denis MATSUEV - Piano

  • Interval

    • Igor Stravinsky

      3 Movements from Petrushka, transc. for piano

      Performer: Denis MATSUEV - Piano

      • RCA Red Seal.
      • 82876788612.
    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      The Seasons Op.37b for piano: May (Bright Nights)

      Performer: Denis MATSUEV - Piano

      • RCA RED SEAL.
      • 82876-788612.
  • Philharmonia part 2

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)

      Conductor: Leif SEGERSTAM Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

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