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Tuesday 6th November 2012, 7.30pm

Borodin Tchaikovsky Dvorˇák

Polovtsian Dances Variations on a Rococo Theme Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’

Grzegorz Nowak Conductor Dimitri Maslennikov Cello

Nov

Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, from his opera Prince Igor, are amongst his most famous pieces, full of exotic melodies and vibrant orchestration. Cellist Dimitri Maslennikov has a special affinity for Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, a delightful set of variations on an elegant theme inspired by Mozart. While living in America, Czech composer Dvorˇák was enchanted by the music he heard there, declaring: ‘These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America.’ For his Ninth Symphony, Dvorˇák emulated this style, while also recalling the music of his homeland. The result is his most popular symphony, its famous Largo just one of many glorious moments. RPO friends’ discounts apply

Tuesday 13th November 2012, 7.30pm Weber Brahms Dvorˇák

Der Freischütz Overture Violin Concerto Symphony No.8

Nov - Dec

Christoph Koenig Conductor Chloë Hanslip Violin

Booking

RPO friends’ discounts apply

Jan - Feb

He may have been overshadowed by Wagner, but without Weber the history of opera would be very different. Weber’s Der Freischütz, with its atmospheric Overture, is considered the first important German Romantic opera – and had a huge impact on Wagner himself. Brahms and Wagner were rivals, splitting the musical world with their different approaches to composition, yet few can now resist the sunny charm of the Violin Concerto by Brahms. With its lyrical opening movement, exquisite, singing Adagio and vigorous finale, the Concerto is an ideal showcase for the talents of Chloë Hanslip. Dvorˇák’s Eighth Symphony is one of his most joyous, full of Bohemian folk-tunes and orchestral colour.

Cadogan Hall - September 2012 to February 2013  

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes you to its new season of concerts at London’s celebrated Cadogan Hall. The Orchestra will be joine...

Cadogan Hall - September 2012 to February 2013  

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes you to its new season of concerts at London’s celebrated Cadogan Hall. The Orchestra will be joine...

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