7:30pm, Friday 22 May 2020
Thomas Søndergård Conductor
Aleksei Kiseliov Cello
Britten Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No1
Rachmaninov Symphony No2
Is Rachmaninov’s Second the most romantic symphony ever written? With its vast, storm-swept vistas, endless melodies and rapturous love-song of a slow movement, it’s definitely a contender. Thomas Søndergård conducts it with unbridled emotion – the climax of a concert that begins with Shostakovich and Britten at their darkest. Britten’s windswept Passacaglia sets a powerful mood before the RSNO’s own Aleksei Kiseliov explores the tense, action-packed world of Shostakovich’s gripping First Cello Concerto.
Supported by Dunard Fund.
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