Jakub Hrůša conductor Denis Kozhukhin piano KODÁLY Dances of Galánta GRIEG Piano Concerto --interval-- DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances, Op.72 Jakub Hrůša conducts the second set of Dvořàk’s Slavonic Dances in a
Jakub Hrůša conductor
Denis Kozhukhin piano
KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
GRIEG Piano Concerto
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances, Op.72
Jakub Hrůša conducts the second set of Dvořàk’s Slavonic Dances in a programme centred on music of rhythm and dance from Central Europe.
Dvořàk wrote his second set of Slavonic Dances at the request of his publisher, who was keen to capitalise on the huge success of the first (conducted by Hrůša on 22 November 2018). Brimming with memorable melodies and vigorous rhythms, their popularity has never waned.
Kodály’s childhood memories of a Gypsy band and a book of Hungarian dance tunes were the key ingredients for his Dances of Galánta. Soulful woodwind solos make ways for lively dances that whirl faster and faster.
In between, enjoy Grieg’s much-loved Piano Concerto, full of power, poetry and drama – all well within reach of soloist Denis Kozhukhin. His last appearance with the Philharmonia in 2017 “confirmed his place as one of the finest pianists of his generation” (Classical Source).
(Sunday) 7:30 pm
Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX