Balakirev (arr. Farrington) Islamey
Stravinsky Danses concertantes
Sibelius Valse triste
Shostakovich Hamlet: Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Jamie Phillips conductor
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In this lunchtime concert, there’s a distinctly Russian flavour combined with hints of folk music, film scoring and a trip to Finland in a selection of exquisite works for chamber orchestra.
Balakirev’s Islamey, bearing the subtitle ‘An Oriental Fantasy’, was inspired by a visit to the Caucasus. Although written for concert performance, Stravinsky’s Danses concertantes is structured like a ballet and has a playful quality as well as hints of America, where he composed the piece.
One of Sibelius’ most popular concert items, his melancholy Valse triste leads us into Shostakovich’s Hamlet: Suite. Taken from his compelling film score to the 1964 Russian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it is some of Shostakovich’s finest dramatic writing.
Duration: approx. 75 minutes (no interval)
Stalls £20, Gallery £15
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