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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Repertoire

Schubert
Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme
Bizet
Symphony in C

Performers

Dimitri Maslennikov
cello
Alessandro Fabrizi
conductor

This programme boasts not one but two symphonies – and while Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 is famously incomplete, its two movements are full of memorable melodies and nuanced orchestral writing.

Bizet’s Symphony in C opens with great energy and panache, and features a wistful Adagio, rustic Scherzo and effervescent Finale.

In Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, the cello and orchestra explore a theme inspired by one of the composer’s idols, Mozart. Tchaikovsky creates a charming dialogue between soloist and ensemble, with moments of romantic beauty and boisterous vigour. At the work’s premiere, even Liszt was impressed…

This concert will be dedicated to a project of rare scientific quality entitled ‘Music and Neuroscience’.

Part of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2013/14 Resident Season

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