Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's Firebird
Thursday, December 09, 2010
On this week's broadcast, the veteran Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the Philharmonic in a program of blockbuster fare. Glinka's curtain-raiser, the Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila leads into Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Greek soloist Leonidas Kavakos. Debussy's Nocturnes showcase a mellower sound of the orchestra (along with the Women of the New York Choral Artists) before the program returns to Russian virtuosity, with Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird.
Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin