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Scheherazade | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday February 29, 2024 at 19:30
Cadogan Hall, London
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  1. The Enchanted Lake Op 62 - Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov
  2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in B flat minor Op 23 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  3. Scheherazade Op 35 - Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Tales of a thousand nights: Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov, and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Once upon a time...

Composers have always told stories: an enchanted lake ripples in the moonlight, hinting at tales untold; four horns throw down a challenge; a piano strides forward into combat, and, in Imperial Russia, Rimsky-Korsakov retells the One Thousand and One Nights stories through music of dazzling colour and unforgettable melody.

There’s a good reason why Scheherazade is so popular, and conductor Charlotte Corderoy will relish every note.

Martin James Bartlett, meanwhile, is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s epic First Piano Concerto – since his triumph in the 2014 BBC Young Musician competition, critics have declared him “not only a prodigy of the piano, but an accomplished artist who counts among the greats of his generation”. So, if you’re sitting comfortably…

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