Daniele Rustioni - Music for Valentines
Chief Conductor Daniele Rustioni is joined by his talented wife and star violinist, Francesca Rustioni, for this wonderful Valentine’s Day concert.
Prokofiev was deeply inspired by Shakespeare, hence composing the score for the Romeo and Juliet ballet, which includes the beautiful Balcony Scene.
Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto perfectly encapsulates how Shostakovich took the suffering of his absurd and treacherous world and transmuted it into something beautiful and profound.
Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony is a romantic four-movement work that contains the kind of melodic appeal and colourful orchestration that has made Tchaikovsky such a popular composer – this is possibly one of the greatest symphonies of all time.