Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Rachmaninov and Dvorak
Yannick Nézet-Séguin joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra next Wednesday to conduct symphonies by two nineteenth century composers loved for their lively, tuneful music. Mendelssohn's Symphony 4 (Italian) opens the programme, reflecting the composer's impressions of his journeys in Italy as well as Mendelssohn's own prodigious energy and vitality.
The concert ends with Dvořák's Symphony 7. The emotional depths that Dvořák explored in this piece generate rich and satisfying music, in which tension, melancholy and doubt are eventually relieved by brave themes in the finale. We look forward to a passionate and committed performance from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the orchestra, whose concerts of Mussorgsky, Bruckner and Brahms earlier this season were outstanding.Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto 2 is the centrepiece of the programme, with soloist Aldo Ciccolini.
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