Sunday 17 May 2015, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
Sibelius Nightride and Sunrise (Op. 55)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Sibelius Symphony No. 5
Vladimir Ashkenazy’s landmark Sibelius series continues with the tone poem Nightride and Sunrise as experienced from a speeding horse-drawn sleigh, and his Fifth Symphony, completed just in time for his fiftieth birthday celebrations and climaxing in the finale’s indelible horn calls, likened by one musicologist to Thor smashing down his hammer.