In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov! The concert opens with a journey through the One Thousand and One Nights thanks to Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.
Yuri Temirkanov, who was appointed musical director of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic for life, made his debuts as Evgeny Mravinsky's student. Today, he embodies the true traditional Russian way of conducting an orchestra.
The symphonic poem Sheherazade, Op. 35 by Rimsky-Korsakov is a 4-movement score composed in 1888 in St. Petersburg, and is now considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work. In the 19th century, the trend was to compose exotic and traditional music, and it was the case of his Sheherazade, which conveys the atmosphere and the colours of the One Thousand and One Nights.
The concerts ends with the British work Salut d’Amour, Op. 12, written by Edward Elgar the same year.
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Verbier Festival 2011
Berliner Philharmoniker, Waldbühne 2006 - Thousand and One Nights