You know how special it is to receive a long, hand-written letter from a very close friend? Here is something like that: two intensely personal works from composers who mastered the art of musical expression. Dvorák’s Cello Concerto is an outpouring of wordless song, unmistakeably tinged with homesickness. Tchaikovsky called his ?nal symphony ‘the most sincere of all my creations’, and the passionate tale it weaves is utterly gripping.
Cellist Li-Wei Qin is already a favourite with Australian audiences, having grown up here, but this will be the ?rst time the ASO plays under conductor Long Yu. The director of several of China’s biggest orchestras and festivals, Long Yu is a leading ?gure in China’s burgeoning classical music scene.
Long Yu - Conductor
Li-Wei Qin - Cello
Dvorák Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathétique
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