Andris Nelsons conducts Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev featuring Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5
Aug 19, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Violin Concerto in D
Tchaikovsky finally managed to arrange the premiere in far-away Boston—so that if it were a flop, he would not have to be present to hear it himself.
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, Opus 100
From the symphony’s first page with its tart octaves of flute and bassoon, to the coda of the finale, with that daring scoring for solo strings, piano, harp, and percussion, all of this is most brilliantly worked out for the orchestra.