CBSO & Trio Isimsiz
Two towering but contrasting Russian works are juxtaposed – the first an intimate chamber work, the second one of the most popular orchestral works of the 20th century.
Sunday 18 June, 2pmFrom £5.00 to £26.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season
Programme to include:
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor 48’
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) 34’
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conductor
Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio is a work of mourning on a symphonic scale, expressed in the musical language of 19th-century Romanticism at its grandiloquent peak. Stravinsky’s Petrushka explodes in bold primary colours, the darkness at its heart only gradually revealing itself. There’s a reason, after all, why Stravinsky considered Tchaikovsky ‘the most Russian of Russian composers’, and in emotional terms, Trio Isimsiz and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s full orchestra might well find themselves equally matched.