MSO Plays Tchaikovsky



R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathétique

Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano

Thrilling Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year, joins the MSO to perform Rachmaninov’s great Piano Concerto No.1. Incorporating elements of youthful vivacity and impetuosity, hearing this concerto is one of life’s ‘must-do’ exercises.

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 Pathetique will round out the evening, with the Russian composer’s final work being an exhilarating account of the universal struggle between life and death.

Also included in the program is Richard Strauss’ cheeky tone poem, which tells the story of the legendary Flemish peasant prankster, Till Eulenspiegel. In this vividly descriptive and fun 15 minute piece, take a trip into the countryside, where the serial trickster, Till upsets the apple cart by poking fun at the clergy, chasing the girls and mocking those serious academic types. All, of course, depicted musically in Strauss’ fabulously light-hearted score.

Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Pre-concert Talk
Hosted by Warren Lenthall, the pre-concert talk will take place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March at 7pm (one hour prior to the start of the performance) in the Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer.

Post-concert Talk
Hosted by MSO’s Director of Artistic Planning Ronald Vermeulen, the post-concert talk will take place on Monday 20 March at 8:30pm in the Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer.

In 2016 Daniil Trifonov was awarded winner of Limelight Magazine’s Instrumental Recording of the Year. Read the full article here.

Blog: for further reading check out The Russians by the Librarian.

Watch Daniil Trifonov performing Liszt at the recent Yellow Lounge in Berlin.

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