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Brussels Philharmonic 1

with Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Turnage
Passchendaele
Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev
Cinderella Suite
Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Performers

Stéphane Denève
conductor
Nikolaj Znaider
violin

Mark-Anthony Turnage’s orchestral work, Passchendaele, was written to commemorate the First World War, named after an iconic battle on Belgian soil fought in 1917.

Nikolaj Znaider is celebrated as one of the foremost and most individual violinists of today, his playing has been heralded in The Strad magazine as ‘extraordinarily intelligent, soulful and impassioned, yet without a hint of indulgence’. His performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto will undoubtedly be a highlight of the season.

After the interval Brussels Philharmonic treats us to two works written for ballet. First, a selection of excerpts from Prokofiev’s lushly romantic and virtuosic score for Cinderella, capturing perfectly the drama and atmosphere of the famous fairy tale.

Described by Stravinsky as ‘one of the most beautiful products in all of French music’, Daphnis et Chloé, written for the Ballets Russes, is among Ravel’s finest achievements. The work’s opulent orchestration and yearning melodies combine with great rhythmic drive to create one of the composer’s most masterful works.

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017‑18

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