Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk - May 2019

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Cambridge Corn Exchange - CB2 3QE
Orchestral Series 2018/19

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Thomas Sanderling conductor
Sergei Redkin piano
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Rachmaninov’s trio of Symphonic Dances, the last score he completed, are so full of colour, ravishing melodies and dashing rhythms, that it’s hard to believe he’d almost given up composing a few years earlier. Here they form a winning double bill with the composer’s endlessly inventive Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, which puts the virtuoso violinist’s familiar tune through a series of ever more ingenious contortions.

Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila dances with the sounds of Russian folk tunes, while Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol brings the passion and heat of Andalusian flamenco to the concert hall.


This show is part of our Orchestral Series 2018/2019

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Running time:

19:30 - 20:10 


20:30 - 21:10


All running times are approximate and subject to change