Prokofiev Violin Concerto No2
Tchaikovsky Symphony No6 Pathétique
The name’s misleading: Pathétique means ‘filled with emotion’. And from the tragic depths of its opening to its final, devastating moments, every note of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony is drenched in feeling. Sit back and let conductor Nikolaj Znaider take you deep into its burning heart – and hear the superb Russian-born violinist Sergei Krylov make his mark on Prokofiev’s best-loved work for violin, the delightful Second Concerto.
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Nikolaj Znaider is renowned as a brilliantly versatile musician, performing both as a virtuoso violin soloist and as a conductor with the world’s preeminent orchestras. He was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra Saint Petersburg in 2010, and was previously Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Znaider enjoys a close relationship with the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna and will return to conduct the orchestra in June 2016. As a soloist, Znaider continues to perform regularly with the world’s leading orchestras. Highlights of the coming season include performances with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Stéphane Denève, Staatskapelle Dresden with Christian Thielemann, and on tour with the London Symphony Orchestra with Sir Antonio Pappano. In recital and chamber performance, Znaider has appeared at all the major concert halls worldwide. This season sees him perform around Europe in cities including Brussels, Bilbao, Dublin, Copenhagen, and London. Recording highlights of recent years are the Nielsen Concerto with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, Elgar Concerto in B minor with the late Sir Colin Davis and the Staatskapelle Dresden, award-winning recordings of the Brahms and Kongold concertos with Gergiev and the Vienna Philharmonic, the Beethoven and Mendelssohn concertos with Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, and the Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 together with the Glazunov Concerto with Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony. Znaider has also recorded the complete works of Johannes Brahms for violin and piano with Yefim Bronfman.
Sergej Krylov has established himself as one of the most talented violinists of his generation. He is regularly invited to perform at prestigious concert halls worldwide and has appeared with orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, London Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, and the St.Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Atlanta Symphony, English Chamber and Budapest Festival orchestras. Among the important personalities with whom he has worked, his friendship with Mstislav Rostropovich has been one of the most significant influences in Krylov’s artistic life. Krylov has appeared with many conductors including Mikhail Pletnev, Dmitri Kitajenko, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Jurowski, Andrey Boreyko, Fabio Luisi, Omer Meir Wellber, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Asher Fisch, Vasily Petrenko, Nicola Luisotti, Saulius Sondeckis, Zoltán Kocsis and Yuri Bashmet.