Philharmonia Orchestra/Temirkanov at Southbank Centre


Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto is very different from the glittering, virtuosic First Concerto, with music in the first movement closely resembling his love theme from Romeo and Juliet, and the melody of the second movement singing out plaintively on the solo violin. The last movement is dominated by Spanish dance rhythms and explorations of the peasant fiddle associations of the violin. The finale of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony makes use of folk associations too: it incorporates variations on a Russian folk song. The symphony as a whole is dominated by a motif which Tchaikovsky associated with 'fate', and was written during a period of severe depression for the composer.

Yuri Temirkanov (cond)

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo East. Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, on York Road, on Belvedere Road and on Stamford Street.

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