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Ashkenazy's Favourites

Tchaikovsky, Strauss & Walton

Breathtaking
Orchestral fantasy
Dates Wed 15 May, Fri 17 May, Sat 18 May Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration 1 hour 50 mins (incl. 20 min interval)

Vladimir Ashkenazy has too many musical favourites to count! But for this concert he's agreed to name three, beginning with Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet.

After Tchaikovsky's Romantic masterpiece - music to tug at your heartstrings - there's Richard Strauss in neoclassical mode with his breezily Mozartian Oboe Concerto. Our soloist is former Berlin Philharmonic oboist, Hansjörg Schellenberger.

And then there's William Walton's English mix of humour, high spirits and nostalgia. "Walton 1 is an absolute favourite of mine," says Ashkenazy. "It's compelling and it has tremendous energy." This is music that's carried along by the brazen power of its rhythms and vibrant orchestral sounds - a breathtaking end to a dramatic concert.

Ashkenazy's Favourites

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music.

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PROGRAM
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
  • R STRAUSS Oboe Concerto
  • WALTON Symphony No.1
Artists
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
  • Hansjörg Schellenberger oboe
 
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