Virtuoso showstoppers, Bohemian spirit and Romantic style…
‘For me the violin is the best way I have found to express myself.’ Nemanja Radulović communicates his love of music with every gesture. And he looks and sounds every bit the Romantic virtuoso violinist, cutting a glamorous figure with extravagant mane and high-fashion clothes. The image is backed by serious musical talent and a room-filling sound – as you’ll hear in two love-letters to the violin.
Ravel’s Tzigane was inspired by the flamboyant virtuosity of Hungarian fiddling. Radulović plays the part to perfection. The intense song of Chausson’s Poème is tailored to the violin’s expressive gifts. Its moody volatility hints at a stormy drama and great passion.
Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony is a joyous romp through Bohemia’s forests and meadows – a pastoral symphony. It glows with contentment in a slow movement that ‘sings of the magic of a summer’s night’ and sparkles with the joy of a popular Czech dance. And the concert begins with superb melodies from Bizet’s music for the play The Girl from Arles.
‘‘Radulović’s [playing] is virtuosic, inspired and penetrating…. Beautiful’’
Join us for the pre-concert talk by Yvonne Frindle in the Northern Foyer, 45 minutes before each performance.