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concert of the 29.01.2021 Cancelled

TALES OF RUSSIA

Friday

29.01.2021

20:00 — Victoria Hall

Series R

the agenda

Manfred Honeck
Direction

Francesco Piemontesi
Piano

ANTONÍN DVORÁK 

Rusalka Fantasy, suite from the opera op. 114 (arrangement Manfred Honeck and Tomáš Ille)

SERGEÏ RACHMANINOFF 

Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini op. 43

PIOTR ILYITCH TCHAÏKOVSKI 

Symphony No. 5 in E minor op. 64


the music

Manfred Honeck was struck by the beauty of this opera from Dvořák whilst working as a violinist at the Vienna State Opera, and drew a suite from it with the help of Czech composer Tomáš Ille. Their Rusalka Fantasy quotes the most beautiful themes from the work, including the famous Romance to the Moon entrusted to the solo violin. Paganini's CapriceNo.24 has turned the heads of many composers, but the most famous reference is found in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, which is adored by audiences and pianists alike. Finally, the famous "fatum" theme pervades the entire 5th Symphony, one of Tchaikovsky's most tormented and celebrated works.



the venues

OSR Live

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Maurice Ravel

Boléro

Jonathan Nott

Conductor

Recorded on 15 November 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva