Violinist Nemanja Radulovic topped the classical charts with his recording of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto for Deutsche Grammophon in 2018.
He has all the virtuosity required for the folk-infused first movement, the soulfulness for the second movement’s melancholy song, and the flamboyance for the fiery finale.
To open the evening, Santtu-Matias Rouvali introduces us to Háry János, the eponymous protagonist of Kodaly’s folk opera.
In the suite Kodaly created from the opera, Hungarian cimbalom, alto saxophone, tubular bells and bass trombone are invoked to add their vivid colours to the tall tales of an old soldier.
RepertoireKodály: Háry János Suite, Op.15
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