St Petersburg Philharmonic
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Leticia Moreno violin
|Tchaikovsky||Violin Concerto in D||33’|
|Symphony No 6, Pathétique||46’|
The St Petersburg Philharmonic premiered Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony in 1893 and their performances still burn with an unforgettable emotional intensity. First, though, is Tchaikovsky in an altogether sunnier mood – as the Philharmonic and their artistic director Yuri Temirkanov join forces with the stunning young Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno, whose Birmingham debut caused such a stir in January 2014.
Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, explains his recommendation:
Any visit by Russia’s oldest and finest symphony orchestra is to be welcomed, particularly when chief conductor Yuri Temirkanov takes the helm. Expect Leticia Moreno to shine before the Pathétique Symphony takes us through the extraordinarily dramatic emotional journey of a composer looking firmly into the abyss.
6.15pm Pre-concert conversation with Leticia Moreno. http://www.thsh.co.uk