Live from Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Presented by Jamie MacDougall
Peter Oundjian, new Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducts three masterworks from the Russian orchestral repertoire.
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Shostakovich - Symphony No 11 'The Year 1905'
Toronto-born Peter Oundjian conducts his first concert as the Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra with a dazzling programme showcasing a range of Russian classics. Glinka's sparkling Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla opens the concert with a bang and contrasts with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous Violin Concerto full of the elegance so reminiscent of his ballet music. By contrast, Shostakovich brings us into a time of revolutionary fever in this mighty depiction, by large symphonic forces, of the uprising against the government of 1905 and a forshadowing of the events of 1917.