Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Rococo and Revolution

Tchaikovsky harks back to Mozart; Schubert glimpses the future, while Mendelssohn radiates Lutheran anniversary zeal. Heavenly!

Schubert Unfinished Symphony
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 Reformation

Conductor Kirill Karabits
Cello Johannes Moser

What with Tchaikovsky’s quasi-concerto homage to Rococo gracefulness, and Mendelssohn’s tercentenary tribute to a landmark moment in the German Protestant Reformation, the BSO has an eye on the past. But it spools ‘back to the future’ too. Shot through with foreboding, unsettled and unsettling, Schubert’s Unfinished opens the door on a new world that paves the way to Bruckner and beyond.

Karabits and the BSO are an impregnable team – the orchestra noted for its “whiplash virtuosity” (The Sunday Times); Karabits “an energising presence” (The Telegraph). The Rococo Variations are dear to Johannes Moser’s heart. With them he bagged the Special Prize for Interpretation at the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition (where he also took the top prize). “An aristocrat of the cello” (South Florida Classical Review), he’s a cellist whose playing “had the hall on the edge of its collective seat” (Boston Globe).

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