Philharmonia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky And Prokofiev With Esther Yoo
Renowned soloist Esther Yoo performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and the Philharmonia play one of Tchaikovsky's most popular symphonies.
Emilia Hoving conductor
Esther Yoo violin
Sibelius Lemminkaïnen Suite: Lemminkaïnen’s Return
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
In concert and in the recording studio, Esther Yoo has developed a strong bond with the Philharmonia, resulting in a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in which “Her dark, aristocratic tone is treasurable” (Gramophone).
The youngest prizewinner of the International Sibelius Violin Competition and one of Classic FM’s Top 30 Artists under 30, Yoo turns her attention in this concert to a later Russian work, written on the brink of the Revolution: Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto. This is a piece that turns convention upside down, with a lyrical third and first movement that frame a satirical scherzo in the second.
Emilia Hoving conducts the Philharmonia in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, a piece in which the composer grapples with fate on a journey from darkness to light, and in exhilarating music by Sibelius – who was deeply influenced by Tchaikovsky – that charts the adventures of a Finnish philanderer, Lemminkäinen.
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