Igor Stravinsky: 4 Norwegian Moods
Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony

Rarely heard in concert, Tchaikovsky's gripping 'Manfred Symphony' was inspired by Lord Byron's poem about a guilt-ridden mountain dweller, who summons seven spirits in the vain hope they might help him forget the past.

The music's lurching from uncontainable elation to inconsolable despair is the perfect foil for the rhythmically cool, neoclassical soundscapes of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin