- Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
- Rimsky Korsakov
- Peter Jablonski
- Alexander Shelley
This irresistible selection of Russian scores begins with one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, his achingly beautiful ‘fantasy overture’, Romeo & Juliet. Tchaikovsky’s music perfectly captures the tenderness and heartbreak of the young lovers.
Pianist Peter Jablonski takes to the stage for Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. One of Rachmaninov’s most exuberant works, the Rhapsody is full of superb orchestration and, at the heart of the piece, a ravishing version of the theme.
To round off this sparkling programme, Rimsky Korsakov’s intoxicating interpretation of the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade, brims with colourful sonorities and exotic, seductive melodies.