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St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov, conductor

3. July 2017, 20.00
Cankarjev dom
49, 39, 29, 19 €

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov, conductor

Programme:

N. Rimsky-Korsakov: Suite from “The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh”
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
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S. Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

The celebrated St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is the oldest symphony orchestra in Russia. Its roots date back to 1882 and the court of Tsar Alexander III, although it has changed names several times over the course of its history. The orchestra’s development was profoundly shaped by the 50-year period under principal conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky beginning in 1938. From 1946 onwards Mravinsky also performed with the orchestra on international concert platforms, establishing its international reputation. He was succeeded in 1988 by Yuri Temirkanov, the orchestra’s current principal conductor and artistic director. A multiple award winning conductor, Temirkanov is continuing the success story of an orchestra that is particularly famed for its interpretations of the Russian repertoire, always present in its tour concert programmes. The orchestra’s Ljubljana concert is entirely dedicated to the great Russian masters. The concert begins with the orchestral suite based on Rimsky-Korsakov’s operatic masterpiece The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya, a combination of two medieval Russian legends; Tchaikovsky was inspired to compose his symphonic fantasia Francesca da Rimini by a story from Dante’s Divine Comedy; the Symphonic Dances are Rachmaninov’s last work.

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