On 17 February, the Philharmonia Orchestra performed the second set of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances at Southbank Centre, conducted by principal guest conductor Jakub Hrůša. The highly anticipated concert supersedes the orchestra’s November performance of the first set in Royal Festival Hall.
In this video, Hrůša shares his love of the lively, melodic work and discusses why the dances should be played in their entirety. Hrůša also tells us about the nuances between the first and second set, and why he thinks there is something for everyone in one of Dvořák’s most memorable works.
Hear Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances (series 2) was performed live by the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Hrůša, here at Southbank Centre on Sunday 17 February.