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BBC SSO - Hough Plays Rachmaninov

  • Friday 19 Apr 2024
  • 7:30pm
  • Music Hall


BBC SSO – Hough Plays Rachmaninov

TCHIAKOVSKY                 Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty (c.20 mins)
RACHMANINOV               Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (c.26 mins)
STRAVINSKY                     The Fairy’s Kiss (c.44 mins)

Sir Stephen Hough        piano
Ryan Wigglesworth       conductor

“My heartfelt homage to Tchaikovsky’s wonderful talent”. Audiences in the 1920s were astonished when the modernist firebrand Stravinsky started adapting Tchaikovsky. In fact, Stravinsky adored Tchaikovsky’s music, and his ballet The Fairy’s Kiss puts Tchaikovsky’s music under a very modern – but utterly captivating – spell. But then, under the baton of our Chief Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth, there’s wonder in every note of this ravishing concert.

You’d expect no less, when the phenomenal pianist Stephen Hough works his very personal alchemy on Rachmaninov’s hugely-popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. And to begin, there’s pure enchantment in a selection of magical excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet Sleeping Beauty.


£6 tickets are available for Students, Under 26s and Unemployed (Price Band C & D).


£27.00 - £15.00


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Hough Plays Rachmaninov