Russian Romantics

Wed 7 Oct 7:30pm at Symphony Hall

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Dmitriev conductor
Barry Douglas piano

Tchaikovsky Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1
Rachmaninov Symphony No 3

Three sumptuous Russian works performed by an orchestra which has this music firmly implanted in its DNA. Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable ballet music complements his First Piano Concerto, which opens with one of the world’s best-known melodies, whilst Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony is suffused with glowing autumnal colours and nostalgic passion.

Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, says of tonight’s recommended concert: “Two giants of Russian Romanticism dominate proceedings tonight, neither afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto still packs out concert halls around the world.”

Encores:- Barry Douglas played Brahms Intermezzo

SPSOrchestra played two encores Schubert-“Moments Musicaux”, and “Spanish Dance” from Rosamunde