Taste is a negative thing. Genius affirms and always affirms.

Franz Liszt
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Choir

22 April 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Spring Festival

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Choir

Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54
Dvořák: Te Deum, Op. 103

intermission

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture
Shostakovich: Hamlet – suite, Op. 116a

Zita Szemere, Fokanov Anatolij (vocals), Csaba Polgár (prose)
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig

The ensemble, founded in 1930 as the Symphony Orchestra of Russian Radio, are the longest established and certainly one of the best internationally recognized Russian formations. They have been directed by celebrity conductors such as Nikolai Golovanov, Aleksandr Gauk and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Vladimir Fedoseyev took over the baton in 1974, and he led the orchestra, which has borne the name of Tchaikovsky since 1993, to the greatest concert halls in Europe, America, Japan and Australia. The ensemble have hosted most of the top soloists in the world – Pavarotti, Richter and Kremer included – and they are proud to have given young artists such as Vadim Repin, Evgeny Kissin and Maxim Vengerov a start on their rise to global fame. Dmitry Shostakovich characterized the orchestra simply as “an excellent ensemble made up of excellent musicians”, revealing that its members are individually capable of giving superb performances in solo and chamber productions.

 

 

 

Presented by

Budapest Spring Festival

Tickets:

HUF 2 200, 3 500, 4 900, 6 500