The Philharmonia - Tchaikovsky, Dvorak
Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London, the Philharmonia under Yuri Temirkanov. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 (soloist: Denis Kozhukhin). Dvorak: New World Symphony.
Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Denis Kozhukhin and the Philharmonia in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 and Dvorák's New World Symphony.
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 in E minor, From the New World
Denis Kozhukhin, piano
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Yuri Temirkanov, a frequent visitor to London's Royal Festival Hall, conducts the Philharmonia in two of the most popular works in the repertoire: Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with the star young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin as soloist, and Dvorák's New World Symphony.
Written in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America, The New World Symphony explodes with American folk-inspired rhythms and melodies. However, Dvorák does not completely shun the infectious folk music of his native Bohemia, the influence of which can be heard throughout the symphony.