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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Repertoire

Sibelius
Finlandia
Poulenc
Concerto for Two Pianos
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6, ‘Pathétique’

Performers

Josep Caballé-Domenech
conductor
Horus Piano Duo
Nora Emody & Ahmed Abou-Zahra

Finlandia was written by Sibelius not simply as a celebration of Finland but as a sort of extended protest song against Russian rule. It was an instant hit with his fellow countrymen and features the famous hymn tune of the composer’s own creation.

After an opening full of dark mystery, the music of Tchaikovsky’s glorious Pathétique Symphony blossoms into one of his finest themes, overflowing with bittersweet longing and heartfelt passion.

Sandwiched between these great works is Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos: a rare treat. A work of sparkling colours and seductive harmonies, Poulenc’s work is a revelation – not to be missed.

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