RPO: Christian Kluxen Conducts Tchaikovsky

Rossini William Tell Overture
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, ‘Pathétique’

Conductor Christian Kluxen
Piano Martin Roscoe

Bursting brass at a galloping pace proclaims the opening of Rossini’s William Tell Overture and the beginning of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s spring concert, led by conductor Christian Kluxen.

Joining the Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No.1 is ‘a refined pianist with the wisdom of experience’ (Gramophone Magazine), Martin Roscoe. Opening with breathless urgency, Mendelssohn’s light and joyous Piano Concerto is almost improvisatory in its speed and excitement.

Closing the programme is Tchaikovsky’s towering masterpiece, his Symphony No.6, ‘Pathétique’. Perhaps one of the most personal scores that the composer ever wrote, the piece is etched with heart-breaking intensity and was intended to be his own requiem.

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May 17
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Derngate