Ulster Orchestra – Rachmaninov's Second
May 09 2019
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Barry Douglas joins the Orchestra to perform Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto.
Northern Ireland’s own virtuoso pianist, Barry Douglas, joins the Orchestra to perform Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, often described as one of the best piano concertos ever written.
A masterpiece of melodic writing, it’s no surprise that it is a regular choice on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, also featuring in the film Brief Encounter and Eric Carmen’s smash hit, All By Myself!
Stravinsky’s Petrushka took on a traditional Russian folk tale for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and used all of the composer’s hallmark traits to create a work full of atmostphere. As for the story, it’s the classic tale: Puppet comes to life, Puppet loves Ballerina, Ballerina loves Moor, a duel ensues – will Petrushka win the day…?
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