Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict Overture
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Pablo Ferrández cello
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Berlioz’ Overture opens the concert with a merry excursion through the composer’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, before Pablo Ferrández performs Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. The whirring machinery of the first movement unwinds into a more muted and sombre reflection in the second and third movements, before both soloist and the orchestra re-energise themselves with an electrifying vigour in the finale.
An evocative and dynamic series of images forms Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition concludes the evening and the series, a deep retrospective that commemorates the artworks of a lost friend with intensity and sensitivity.
Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)
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