Wednesday 17th May 2017 - Sunday 21st May 2017
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
From £13 (including booking fee); £3 Student discount available
Smetana - Má Vlast: Vltava
Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2
Dvořák - Symphony No.6
Andrew Tyson, Piano
In this attractive Slavic-themed programme, Andrew Tyson makes a welcome return to the Hallé in Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. Technically-taxing and richly melodic, it was inspired by the Polish composer’s love for two women. The concerts open with Smetana’s magnificent musical depiction of the River Vltava – for Smetana a symbol of the very lifeblood of the emerging Czech nation. The work vividly charts the course of the river from its source high in the hills to the point when it flows in splendour beneath Prague’s Charles Bridge. Smetana regarded his compatriot Dvorák as his ‘excellent rival’. The hugely gifted James Feddeck conducts the composer’s ebullient Sixth Symphony, packed with great melodies and characteristic delights of the greatest Czech symphonist.
(Image: Benjamin Ealovega)
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