Shostakovich interpreted by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

It was a privileged audience that attended the 26th October performance of the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall. The Rest is Noise series, a title borrowed from Alex Ross’ book on 20th century classical composers and their music, has covered a formidable repertoire this season but Shostakovich’s 13th was always going to be a firm favourite.
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Rohan de Saram plays Dvorak ‘Cello Concerto in B minor

Venue: St. James’ Church, Sussex Gardens. Orchestra: Oberon Symphony Orchestra. Soloist: Rohan de Saram.

Lyrical and tender, broad and expansive, Antonin Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor deservedly takes its place alongside some of the best known and loved works of the Romantic period. Steeped in Bohemian folk traditions, personal tragedy and written with a devilish virtuosity, it demands an extraordinary soloist.  Continue reading “Rohan de Saram plays Dvorak ‘Cello Concerto in B minor”