Tugan Sokhiev, music director of the Bolshoi Theatre, presents three melodious discoveries in this concert. The main work on the programme is Ernest Chausson’s Symphony in B flat major, which the Berliner Philharmoniker last performed in 1975. This brilliant work features shimmering French colours and a great lamento that was obviously influenced by Wagner. Rimsky-Korsakov’s folk-like overture to the opera The Tsar’s Bride and the youthful First Piano Concerto by the 17-year-old Sergei Rachmaninov, with Nikolai Lugansky as soloist, are also rarely heard.
Tugan Sokhiev conductor
Nikolai Lugansky piano
The Tsar's Bride: Overture
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in F sharp minor, op. 1