Temirkanov 75th Birthday Concert

Thursday 31 Oct 2013, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London

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Yuri Temirkanov conductor

Vilde Frang violin

Prokofiev and Rachmaninov were like chalk and cheese. Both were brilliant composer-pianists, but whereas Prokofiev was an iconoclast who delighted in railing at tradition, Rachmaninov inherited Tchaikovsky’s mantle without demur. They shared a genius for indelible melody, however; Prokofiev’s being typically cool and sleek while Rachmaninov preferred super-heated luxuriance.

  • Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 2

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