Philharmonia Orchestra at Southbank Centre

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The Philharmonia performs a concert of magical music storytelling with Rimsky-Korsakov's tale of a thousand and one nights.

Rimsky-Korsakov's intoxicating score of a thousand and one Arabian nights tells the story of a battle of wills between the Sultana Scheherazade and her intractable husband who, convinced of the inherent infidelity of all women, vowed to slay each of his wives following their wedding night.

Scheherazade, who first enters the scene through an utterly entrancing violin solo, manages to stave off her execution night after night by keeping the bloodthirsty Sultan on tenterhooks with increasingly exciting and magical tales.

Similarly dreamlike, Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21, with its slow movement's gently rocking triplets and soulful, outstretched melody has become Mozart's most popular piano concerto, in no small part thanks to its appearance on the soundtrack for the 1967 film Elvira Madigan.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov conductor

Eliso Virsaladze piano

Repertoire

Mozart: Overture, The Marriage of Figaro; Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467

Interval

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Address
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
Telephone:
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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