The Mighty Five: Jakub Hrůša

Sunday 2 Nov 2014, 3.00pm
Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert

Jakub Hrůša conductor

Julia Fischer violin

‘The Mighty Five’ explores the resurgence in Russian nationalism that took place toward the end of the 19th century. The first in a pair of concerts explores the music of the founders of the Russian National movement, led by Glinka. The opening work is his whirlwind overture to Ruslan und Ludmilla, followed by Glazunov’s captivating Violin Concerto, combining winning melodies with sparkling virtuosity. Tchaikovsky’s Little Russian Symphony, which incorporates folk melodies of the Ukraine (‘Little Russia’), was applauded enthusiastically by the members of the ‘Mighty Handful’: ‘The whole company almost tore me to pieces with delight’, Tchaikovsky wrote to his brother.

This concert is part of the Sunday Matinee Series series

This concert is part of the The Mighty Five series

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