Nielsen, Carl (1865-1931), Pan and Syrinx, Op.49
Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904), Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op.53
Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873-1943), Symphony no. 3 in A minor, Op.44
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
An evening revolving around the thrilling orchestral showpiece that is Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony. Conductor Osmo Vänskä and the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed the work in 2007 and the performance - of rare involvement, energy and beauty - became a critically acclaimed recording.
Now Vänskä, whose concerts with the orchestra invariably combine sparks of energy with startling levels of finesse, returns for a second look at this most irrepressible symphony of yearning and longing, with Dvorák's treacle-toned Violin Concerto and music of plaintive rhapsody from Carl Nielsen to begin.