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Pictures at an Exhibition

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Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado

Artists

Pablo Heras-Casado – conductor

Daniel Kharitonov – piano

Programme

Boulanger D'un soir triste Listen

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Listen

— Interval —

Mussorgsky orch. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition Listen

Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns with three vivid Russian works, joined by one of today’s most exciting young pianists.

From the authoritative unison horns and huge piano chords of the opening bars, through sweeping romantic melodies and moments of intense drama to the triumphant finale, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is an audience favourite. This was the piece that first brought Daniel Kharitonov to the attention of a worldwide public, when he played it in the 2015 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition aged just 16.

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is a vivid representation in music of ten paintings by Mussorgsky’s good friend Viktor Hartmann – the exhibition in question was organised after the artist’s untimely death. Contrasting scenes, from the humorous ‘Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks’ to the imposing ‘Great Gate of Kiev’, are linked by a ‘Promenade’ that leads the listener around this most memorable of galleries.

Though close to death, all of Lili Boulanger’s final orchestral works showcase her masterly control of harmony and orchestration in a burst of creativity. D’un soir triste is dark and passionate, as towering brass flow into delicate cello and celeste melodies, setting the scene with a passionate image of a mournful evening.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£18.50 – £37.50

Subscription discounts available over the phone at 0116 233 3111; £6 tickets available for those aged 25 or under; half-price tickets available for recipients of Universal Credit or Pension Credit

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

De Montfort Hall box office: 0116 233 3111

Venue

De Montfort Hall
De Montfort Hall, Leicester

De Montfort Hall

Granville Rd
Leicester
LE1 7RU

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Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado on Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

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