Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

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Unlike the opening work, based on liturgical references, Prokofiev's 1913 Second Piano Concerto apparently terrified and scandalised the audience, some of whom walked out. This is an extraordinary work, combining full-blooded, romantic tunes with the blistering, brittle keyboard virtuosity that characterised the young Prokofiev. When Stravinsky was approached by Diaghilev to write the score for The Firebird he was relatively unknown as a composer, and the highly-successful premiere of the ballet in 1910 brought him enormous acclaim. The music is widely-known as a popular orchestral suite, but the full power and originality of this remarkable score is revealed here in a performance of the complete ballet.

Charles Dutoit (cond)

Venue Details & Map

Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
+44 (0)20 7730 4500
Public transport:
Sloane Square

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