Hadelich Plays Tchaikovsky
THE GREAT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Kirill Karabits, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
The BSO’s Artist in Residence, extraordinary violinist Augustin Hadelich joins the Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Concerto, a perennial favourite of soloists and audiences. Vibrant and confident, ironically, it dates from a crisis-laden two years in his life after the breakdown of his disastrous marriage. Folk music and French chanson merge with dazzling fireworks in this marvellous showpiece.
When the Spring Symphony burst forth in a torrent of confidence and creativity in those famous four days of “symphonic fire… sleepless nights”, Schumann was still a newcomer to orchestral music; yet it possesses the most successful use of orchestral colour that he ever obtained.
Stravinsky’s concerto for orchestra derives inspiration not only from Bach but also from musical ideas from across the entire 18th century, giving it a particularly eclectic air – a blend of traditional counterpoint and fugal writing with Stravinsky’s spiky melodic lines and syncopated rhythms. Not to be missed in BSO Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits’ interpretation!
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Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Schumann Symphony No.1 “Spring”