|Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor
Andrey Baranov, violin
|Festive Overture in A major Op. 96
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 77
Symphonic Dances Op. 45
|In an agile Festive Overture in A major Dmitry Shostakovich plays creatively with Glinka’s overture to opera Ruslan and Lyudmila. The autobiographical Violin Concerto in A minor is not a play any more: it is a drama of an individual tossed around the evil circumstances.
The title of Sergey Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances does not imply that the piece is a swan song of the great composer, moreover repleted by sadness, nostalgia and scepticism. This impressive symphonic triptych should have been called Morning – Noon – Night originally. However, finally Rachmaninoff chose a semantically indifferent title.
One of the young artists who already govern the world concert stages, Andrey Baranov, the winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Bruxelles (2012), will present himself at the BMF tonight. The youthful vividness of the soloist combines with the rich performing practice of the master Vladimir Fedoseyev, avidly accepted by the audience at the closing concert of the BMF last year. Accompanying Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest and most respected Russian instrumental bodies.