The Russians are coming
All the composer’s terrors and his passionate love of life went into what would be his final heart-breaking final symphony.
This is a long way from the Nordic cool of Sibelius’s beautiful Violin Concerto, elsewhere in the programne, although the multi-award-winning Russian Andrey Baranov should strike fire from the ice in this his first concert appearance with the orchestra.
Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite No 1 gets the afternoon off to a delightful start – one of those classics you have known all your life, whether you realise it or not.
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