Pablo Heras-Casado – conductor
Denis Kozhukhin – piano
Dvořák In Nature's Realm
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
— Interval —
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
Enjoy two of Dvořák’s sunniest works, the perfect foil for the intensity of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto.
Both overture and symphony open with the sound of birdsong. An early reviewer praised In Nature’s Realm for its “joyful spring mood… vitality, spontaneity and naturalness”, and the same could be said of the Eighth Symphony, full of melodies evoking Dvořák’s beloved Bohemian countryside.
Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto was considered too difficult by even the top pianists of his day, but it holds no fear for soloist Denis Kozhukhin. A regular collaborator with the Philharmonia, Kozhukhin’s was praised last time he played with us for his “impeccably crystal clear technique [and] musical confidence” (Bachtrack).
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Prices & Discounts
£12 – £58 (premium)
Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; £8 tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)
2 hours, including 20 minute interval
Vladimir Ashkenazy, who was due to conduct this concert, announced his retirement in January 2020. We wish him all the best and thank him for his many years of inspiring music-making with the Philharmonia.
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