Bohemian rhapsodies: when Smetana’s overture to The Bartered Bride burst into fizzing dancing life, so did Czech music. CBSO principal guest conductor Edward Gardner directs a concert of warm sunshine and dark shadows, finishing with the symphony that may not be Dvorák’s best-known – but might just be his greatest. In between comes Bartók’s powerful Second Violin Concerto: Hungarian passion, deep feeling and ear-tingling musical fireworks, played tonight by a young soloist who’s been described as “breathtaking”.
Edward Gardner conductor
Valeriy Sokolov violin
|Smetana||The Bartered Bride – Overture||7’|
|Bartók||Violin Concerto No 2||36’|
|Dvorák||Symphony No 7||38’|
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