Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture; Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade.
\nThis irresistible selection of Russian scores begins with one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, his achingly beautiful ‘fantasy overture’, Romeo and Juliet. Pianist Peter Jablonski takes to the stage for Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. One of Rachmaninov’s most exuberant works, the Rhapsody is full of superb orchestration and, at the heart of the piece, a ravishing version of the theme. To round off this sparkling programme, Rimsky Korsakov’s intoxicating interpretation of the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade, brims with colourful sonorities and exotic, seductive melodies.
- Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Korsakov
- Alexander Shelley
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
- Featured Artist:
- Peter Jablonski