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