THE MUSIC

A programme of Russian favourites - music that is powerful, stirring, soulful - and always from the heart

Mussorgsky

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov



The Coronation Scene from Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov - one of the most spectacular... more.

Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Don Juan’s Serenade



Duncan Rock’s rich baritone voice seduces in this delightful song, where legendary... more.

Rachmaninov

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini



One of the most popular and virtuosic works for piano and orchestra, by turn witty and... more.

Mussorgsky

Mussorgsky

Pictures from an Exhibition (excerpt, arr. Raymond Yiu)



Mussorgsky’s fantastical Suite, originally written for solo piano, depicts an imaginary... more.

Traditional

Traditional

Song of the Volga Boatmen



Perhaps the best known of all Russian folk songs, the opening line in its English translation... more.

Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov

Aleko’s Cavatina



Rachmaninov’s early one-act opera Aleko is based on a poem by the great Russian writer Alexander... more.

Borodin

Alexander Borodin

Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor



Rachmaninov’s early one-act opera Aleko is based on a poem by the great Russian writer Alexander... more.

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Join us on Tuesday 7 November for Night Under The Stars presents an evening of music celebrating the many-layered ‘Russian Soul’, described by writers such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky as a spirit of depth, strength, warmth and passion - qualities that permeate the music of the great Russian composers.

 

MUSSORGSKY - Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
RACHMANINOV - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY - Don Juan’s Serenade
MUSSORGSKY - Pictures from an Exhibition (excerpts)
TRADITIONAL - Song of the Volga Boatmen
RACHMANINOV - Aleko’s Cavatina from Aleko
BORODIN - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

 

Boris Giltburg (piano), Duncan Rock (baritone), Robert Lloyd (bass), Raymond Yiu (composer), Streetwise Opera, Westminster Choral Society, Orion Orchestra & Toby Purser (conductor). Presenters to be announced.

 

Tickets: £60, £50, £39, £29, £19, £12
Pre Reception Tickets £30 & Post Reception Tickets £70



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