Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Schoenberg
Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Schoenberg at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia present a programme of two very different love stories. Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture reflects the Shakespearean theme running through the Festival while Schoenberg's rich score of the symbolist play Pelleas and Melisande tells a more ambiguous and troubling tale. The pianist Boris Berezovsky joins the orchestra to perform the most popular set of variations ever to be inspired by Paganini's 24th Caprice - the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninov.
Presented by Kate Molleson at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on 7th August.
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Interval at 8.20pm
Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit performed by Boris Beresovsky
Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor)
Produced by Lindsay Pell.