The first half continues with Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.
The concluding piece, Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5, invokes a distinctly Soviet style of brutalism.
Composed in 1944, it demonstrates the profound impact of the deathly machinations of war, and was written in the shadow of the Soviet Union’s losses.
In the composer’s words, it is a ‘hymn to free and happy man’.
PerformersRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireBritten: 4 Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
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