Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

Eivind Aadland conductor
Baiba Skride violin

GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmila, Overture
DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 53
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36

Saturday 20 August
Federation Concert Hall, nipaluna/Hobart

Strauss Horn Concerto

From its opening horn fanfare to ecstatic, triumphant close, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is one of the most brilliant and colourful of all symphonies. Dedicated to Tchaikovsky’s key supporter and patron, Nadezhda von Meck, the Fourth spirals through dreaminess, melancholy and sweetness. The concert commences with the overture to the opera Ruslan and Ludmila by Mikhail Glinka, a composer who influenced Tchaikovsky in his early years.

The true star of the show is Baiba Skride, who appears as soloist in Dvorak’s one-and-only Violin Concerto. Less well known than many Romantic violin concertos, Dvorak’s concerto is fiery, passionate and virtuosic, and finds its dream exponent in Baiba Skride.

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