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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

8.40
Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande

Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor)

Produced by Lindsay Pell.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture

      Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op.43

      Performer: Boris Berezovsky. Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Interval

    • Maurice Ravel

      Gaspard de la nuit for piano

      Performer: Boris Berezovsky.
  • Part 2

    • Arnold Schoenberg

      Pelleas und Melisande, symphonic poem Op.5

      Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Franz Leh├ír

      Gold and silver waltz Op.79

      Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Post-concert

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Sonata in C major, K.309

      Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
      • Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas: Mitsuko Uchida.
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