The Annecy Classic Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the festival and joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Together with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites us on a journey, whose secret lies in Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2 and the Symphonic Dances. Denis Matsuev, the «Siberian Bear» as they call him, interprets the Piano Concerto No.2 virtuously and passionately. Yuri Temirkanov takes us on a journey through One Thousand and One Nights with a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours.
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 · Étude Tableau, Op.39 No.2 in A minor · Prelude Op.32, No.12 in G sharp minor · Symphonic Dances, Op.45 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade, Op.35 · Edward Elgar Salut d’amour, Op.12 Giuseppe Verdi La forza del destino – Ouverture