RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014
THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY, 8pm
NATIONAL CONCERT HALL
TCHAIKOVSKY Hamlet Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare [18']
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat [30']
RACHMANINOV Symphony No.1 in D minor [42']
Three master composers revel in the tumultuous emotional intensity of the Russian heart and soul: Tchaikovsky's setting of Shakespeare a compelling drama in miniature; Shostakovich's concerto an urgent and powerful working out of a profound internal struggle; Rachmaninov's First Symphony overflowing with youthful passions anchored to a dangerously dark undertow.
In conversation: Alan Buribayev & Ivan Monighetti