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Songs and Scores from Russia

Dates
15 November 2019, 7:30pm

Venue
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Tickets
£10, £15

Songs and Scores from Russia

Dates
15 November 2019, 7:30pm

Venue
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Tickets
£10, £15

Martyn Brabbins conductor
Timothy Edlin bass-baritone
Emma Roberts mezzo soprano
RCM Symphony Orchestra
RCM Chorus
Mark Biggins chorus director

Stravinsky Orpheus
Mussorgsky (orch Kalevi Aho) Songs of Dances and Death
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

Visiting Professor of Conducting Martyn Brabbins conducts his second concert of the season.

The full sound of the RCM Symphony Orchestra combines with the RCM Chorus for a rousing evening of symphony and song from three of Russia's greatest composers. Stravinsky's 30-minute ballet score opens the programme and immediately impresses with its skilful handling of dynamics and delicate harp melodies. Mussorgsky's darkly brilliant song cycle follows, arranged for bass voice and orchestra by Kalevi Aho.

Concluding the evening is Prokofiev's epic score to Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 war film, Alexander Nevsky. Prokofiev's masterly manipulation of instrumentation and timbre vividly depicts the movie’s most memorable scenes, from the monumental battle between the Teutonic Knights and the Russian troops, to the deeply moving funereal tribute to the fallen.

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