- Three excerpts from Swan Lake
- Piano Concerto No. 2
- Symphony No. 6
- Yuri Simonov
- Freddy Kempf
Cadogan Hall’s tenth Zurich International Orchestra Season closes with one of the finest orchestras in the world. The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1951, by Bolshoi Opera conductor Samuel Samosud and has since been conducted by some of the most respected artists and composers of the day including its Chief Conductor since 1998, Yuri Simonov.
Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, pianist Freddy Kempf has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical performer not afraid to take risks, as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist. He plays Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, acknowledged as one of the greatest and most popular pieces in the piano repertoire for its glorious melodies, extensive lyricism and divine harmonies.