A book of Spanish folk songs provided the source material for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Rapsodie Espagnole.
As he wrote in his autobiography, ‘According to my plans, the Capriccio was to glitter with dazzling orchestral colour.’
And his plans certainly came to fruition – every section of the orchestra, not least the percussion, has the chance to shine in this swirling celebration.
RepertoireRimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
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Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra present a recital of viola works by Bowen, Bach, Schubert and Jacob. Admission free.