In this concert, Kirill Petrenko presents three impassioned symphonic poems from Russia. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is represented by two tragic love stories: the Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet – the 29-year-old composer’s first masterpiece – and the symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini. Unfortunately, Sergei Rachmaninov’s opera on the same subject, which was originally planned for this concert, cannot be performed due to the corona pandemic; in its place, we will hear the composer’s mysterious and sombre Isle of the Dead.
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Kirill Petrenko
Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare
Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Poem, op. 29
Francesca da Rimini, Fantasy for Orchestra, op. 32