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Prom 70 (part 1): Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov

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A Prom in which Yuri Temirkanov conducts the Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 (soloist: Nikolai Lugansky).

Live at the BBC Proms: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Nikolai Lugansky (piano) and conductor, Yuri Temirkanov.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

8.30 pm INTERVAL

8.50 pm
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

Just over a decade since their most recent visit, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and its renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Yuri Temirkanov, return to the Proms with a homegrown programme of Russian greats. Pianist Nikolai Lugansky is the soloist in Rachmaninov's most famous work, the Second Piano Concerto, with its lyrical slow movement and brilliant, virtuosic finale. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dissolves the magic and colour of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights into a glittering musical tapestry that the composer himself described as 'an oriental narrative of fairy-tale wonders'. Tchaikovsky's swirling tone-poem of doomed lovers opens the programme.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 7 Sep 2015 19:30

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Francesca da Rimini, Op.32

    Orchestra: St Petersburg Philharmonic. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op.18

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky (piano). Orchestra: St Petersburg Philharmonic.


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