St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra - International Concert Series 2017/18
Conductor Alexander Dmitriev
Soloist John Lill, Piano
Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain 12'
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 37'
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 42'
Cavorting witches on Midsummer’s night are brilliantly evoked in Mussorgsky’s devilish A Night on the Bare Mountain. Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, yet rarely performed Second Piano Concerto is by turns tender and turbulent, and inhabits one of the most serenely lyrical movements in the concerto repertoire. Music of fevered intensity and Slavic passion permeate his programmatic symphony inspired by Byron’s dramatic poem Manfred.