All-Russian Fireworks

Sunday 18 Jan 2015, 7.45pm
The Anvil, Basingstoke

Concert
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Diego Matheuz conductor

Ray Chen violin

Mussorgsky, Night on the Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)biography

Tchaikovsky, Violin Concertobiography | programme note

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Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazadebiography

Mussorgsky’s spine-tingling depiction of a witches’ Sabbath is one of his most successful tone poems. After a riotous night on St. John’s Eve, the participants are dispersed by dawn and distant church bells. Tchaikovsky wrote his Violin Concerto while on a trip to Switzerland with a violinist friend, after his ill-fated marriage had broken up. He found a sense of release and renewal that meant the work went well, writing in a letter: “In such a frame of mind, composition loses all sense of labour; it is pure bliss.” Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral suite takes tales from the Arabian Nights and dresses them in gorgeous, inventive orchestral colours to make a dramatic and satisfying work. Conductor Diego Matheuz trained under the famous El Sistema in his native Venezuela.

This concert is part of the Basingstoke 2014/15 series

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