Saturday 15th November 2008 at 7:45pm

Sergei Rachmaninov
Sergei Rachmaninov

Masa Tayama
Masa Tayama

Programme Nov 2008Tchaikovsky ‘Hamlet’ Fantasy Overture

RachmaninovPiano Concerto No.2
    Soloist Masa Tayama

Rimsky-Korsakov ‘Scheherazade’ 

In a programme of romantic Russian music, what could be more romantic than this lovely concerto, familar even to non-classical music lovers through its use in the classic film "Brief Encounter"? Before that,"Hamlet" captures the many moods of the Bard's great play. In Rimsky-Korsakov's colourful suite, based on the age-old "Tales of 1001 Nights", the solo violin represents Scheherazade as she tells a series of enthralling stories that will spare her life.