Lima: Ashkenazy conducts Brahms & Tchaikovsky

Thursday 11 Sep 2014, 8pmGran Teatro Nacional, Lima

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Esther Yoo violin

Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto


Brahms Symphony No. 1

Brahms felt so intimidated by Schumann’s prediction that he was the man destined to ‘take over the mantle of Beethoven’ that he was 43 before going public with his all-encompassing First Symphony. Alongside, rising superstar violinist Esther Yoo performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, written from a Swiss resort on the shores of Lake Geneva where Tchaikovsky had gone to recuperate from the depression brought on by his disastrous marriage to Antonina Miliukova.

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