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Orchestra 2

Pletnev plays Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto
Sunday 21 August 2016
Usher Hall

Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits Conductor

Mikhail Pletnev Piano

Valentin Silvestrov Elegy
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2
Scriabin Symphony No 2

The intense emotional outpouring of Rachmaninov’s passionate Second Piano Concerto forms the centrepiece of the second concert from the esteemed Russian National Orchestra at the 2016 International Festival.

Known to millions through its use in the classic movie Brief Encounter, the Concerto is a soulful, romantic piece, full of churning Russian melodies and sparkling piano writing. The Russian National Orchestra’s founder, pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev, makes his second Festival appearance as soloist.

Conductor Kirill Karabits closes the concert with the heavy perfumes and sumptuous atmosphere of Scriabin’s dramatic Second Symphony, combining birdsong and the sounds of nature with swirling colours and fervent melody. He opens with the moving Elegy composed by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, based around unfinished sketches by his composer father, Ivan Karabits.

This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 15 September at 7.30pm 


The Russian National Orchestra is a fantastic music machine.... seamlessly textured, supremely balanced and astoundingly virtuosic.

The Herald


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  • Running time: 
    2 hours approximately

Venue

Usher Hall

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH1 2EA

Supported by

Dunard Fund

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Russian National Orchestra
Kirill Karabits Conductor

Mikhail Pletnev Piano

Valentin Silvestrov Elegy
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2
Scriabin Symphony No 2


More information about some of the artists

Russian National Orchestra
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Kirill Karabits
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Mikhail Pletnev
Website

Russian National Orchestra | The Herald

June 30th 2016

The Russian National Orchestra is a fantastic music machine.... seamlessly textured, supremely balanced and astoundingly virtuosic.

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