Jakub Hrůša conductor
Cui, Overture, Le flibustier
Rimsky-Korsakov, Overture on Three Russian Themes
Four of Russia’s ‘Mighty Handful’ of composers combine forces in a programme bookended by music from epic blockbuster operas. Both were later ‘revised’ by Rimsky, whose colourful Overture on ThreeRussian Themes epitomizes the St Petersburg nationalist style, while Cui’s sparkling overture has nothing to do with pirates but prefaces a charming domestic comedy.
This concert is part of the Mighty Five series
The Mighty Five series is supported by an anonymous donor