Alexandr Borodin: Overture, Prince Igor
Sergey Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 (Winter Daydreams)
An evening of Russian masterworks that overflow with inventive themes and glittering sounds.
Borodin was respected as a chemist, but it is as a composer of colourful orchestration and irresistible melodies that he is remembered. The Overture to his opera 'Prince Igor' begins in a mysterious vein, but is soon effervescing with excitement.
Prokofiev began sketching his Third Piano Concerto in 1917, completing it in Brittany in 1921. Full of evocative textures, the Concerto develops a relationship between piano and orchestra that encompasses lively dialogue and profound intimacy.
In his First Symphony, 'Winter Daydreams', Tchaikovsky vividly conjures up blustery and atmospheric scenes with his characteristic dramatic flair.Performers
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirill Karabits conductor
Alexei Volodin piano