CLASSICAL: A mouthwatering introduction to the RLPO's season-long celebration of Polish music, Polska features a programme vibrant with Polish dance rhythms - Glazunov
's Chopiniana, Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2, Kilar's Orawa and Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra.
In addition to a Ludwig van Beethoven string quartet, we will perform "5 Novelettes" by a 16-year-old Russian, Alexander Glazunov
, who composed it early in the 20th century in the form of Spanish, Hungarian and Viennese dances.
From his post at San Francisco Ballet, Jamie Narushchen has assembled authoritative and inspiring selections from the great story ballets by Prokofiev, Delibes, Glazunov
, and more in a format friendly to both teachers and balletomanes.
The concert starts with Glazunov
's The Seasons and the second half of the concert features Brahms' Symphony No 2.
Nearly all the great Russian composers attended--including Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Glazunov
, and other members of the nationalist school--and Olenina's performance was received with the greatest enthusiasm.
If the name Alexander Glazunov
conjures up nothing more in your memory banks than the "Raymonda" and "The Seasons" ballets, you're probably not alone.
Christodoulou's performance is uniquely paired with Glazunov
's concerto, a dazzling work that packs a lot into its 20 minutes, and Sibelius's Six Humoresques.
The Romanza, composed in the same year as the Sonatina, is a lush, romantic slow movement, reminiscent of Glazunov
. Variations was dedicated by the composer to Michael Holtzel.
On those occasions he played the ubiquitous Tchaikovsky concerto, while this outing showcases the single-movement, more lightweight, but still ultra-melodic, A Minor Violin Concerto by fellow countryman Glazunov
. There are even buoyant telltale shades of Glazunov
''s only universal hit, The Seasons.
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet will be playing music by Glazunov
, Haydn, Donizetti and Shostakovich at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington.
Antal Szalai was soloist in Glazunov
's A minor Violin Concerto.
1 in C Minor (D.899), Johannes Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Philip Glass's music from the motion picture "The Hours" and Alexander Glazunov
's Sonata No.