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Lush Russian Romanticism and uncompromising Modernism are placed side by side in this not to be missed concert. Violin soloist Eugenia Grauer is a young artist who is gaining increased attention and praise in the musical world. Here she performs a favourite concerto, the great masterpiece composed by Tchaikovsky. Created immediately after his disastrous marriage to Antonina Miliukova, there is little sign of his personal problems, the score unfolding with an ease of contented expression, reflecting that the composition was very smooth and swift. The concerto is filled with lyric melody suggestive of the Slavic and Russian folksong that often feature in Tchaikovsky’s ballets. Stravinsky’s third ‘Russian’ ballet The Rite of Spring is an utterly different experience for the listener, with novel experiments in tonality and rhythm which sent shockwaves throughout the music world at its notorious 1913 premiere. The work quickly became recognised as a pivotal moment in the whole of music history, and hasn’t lost any of its power to move, and even shock, to this day. Performed more often in the concert hall than the actual ballet theatre, this is testament to the sheer genius of this score.

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Lush Russian Romanticism and uncompromising Modernism are placed side by side in this not to be missed concert. Violin soloist Eugenia Grauer is a young artist who is gaining increased attention and praise in the musical world. Here she performs a favourite concerto, the great masterpiece composed by Tchaikovsky. Created immediately after his disastrous marriage to Antonina Miliukova, there is little sign of his personal problems, the score unfolding with an ease of contented expression, reflecting that the composition was very smooth and swift. The concerto is filled with lyric melody suggestive of the Slavic and Russian folksong that often feature in Tchaikovsky’s ballets. Stravinsky’s third ‘Russian’ ballet The Rite of Spring is an utterly different experience for the listener, with novel experiments in tonality and rhythm which sent shockwaves throughout the music world at its notorious 1913 premiere. The work quickly became recognised as a pivotal moment in the whole of music history, and hasn’t lost any of its power to move, and even shock, to this day. Performed more often in the concert hall than the actual ballet theatre, this is testament to the sheer genius of this score.

Date

07 August 2021

Time

7:30 PM

Venue

Thailand Cultural Centre, Main Hall

Orchestra

RBSO

Conductor

Michel Tilkin

Soloist

Eugenia Grauer, Violin

Programme

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Igor Stravinsky:
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)

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