Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

Apr 30,2013

The orchestra are led by Pavel Kogan who was recently included in a list of the ten greatest conductors of the 20th Century. Given the excellent reputation that the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has built up over the last seventy years, it is entirely fitting that a man of his undeniable talents should fill the role of Music Director for this world class ensemble.

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (MSSO) is widely regarded, by both critics and fans, as an elite club of musicians able to interpret the work of the classic Russian composers like few other orchestras in the world. With precision, passion and an undeniable verve, the MSSO were recently dubbed 'the world's least-heralded great orchestra' by an esteemed critic from the LA Times - and now you have a chance to see it for yourself!.

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra come to Cadogan Hall in London this May to perform some of the most celebrated works of Tchaikovsky. , The name 'Tchaikovsky' is synonymous with genius, a term which is at times overused in the world of music, but is unquestionably appropriate when describing the sheer scope and power of the Russian's world famous works.

On Friday 10th May 2013, Tchaikovsky Cycle 1 will include the hugely popular First Piano Concerto, as well as a rendition of his now celebrated Fourth Symphony. This work challenged the musical world when it was initially performed, as it tackled the opposition between the freedom of the Romantic movement - of which Tchaikovsky was a pioneer - and the strictures of the Western musical sonata form.

tchaikovsky cycle 2, on tuesday 14th may 2013, will feature the journey from tragedy to triumph that is symphony no. 5, as well as the symphonic poem francesca da rimini, and the mozart-inspired variations on a rococo theme.

the third and final concert of this tchaikovsky cycle will tackle the composer's violin concerto, which is both one of the best known pieces in the world, and among the most technically challenging. . the show will also include a rendition of tchaikovsky's final symphony no. 6, 'pathétique' - the composer himself led the first performance of this work just nine days prior to his death. the polonaise and waltz from eugene onegin will also get a virtuoso airing.

the visit of the moscow state symphony orchestra to cadogan hall should not just be a treat for serious music buffs. this cycle is an excellent chance for those yet to experience the sheer grandeur and emotional intensity of great man's music, to hear some of the finest musicians in the world interpret tchaikovsky like only fellow russians can. as a rare sonic treat, it will be well worth travelling into london, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our luxury central london hotels this may.

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