The astonishing violinist Christian Li signed a recording contract with the prestigious Decca label two years ago. He was twelve years old at the time. When he plays these showstoppers by Saint-Saëns and Ravel, you’ll understand why. To say his musicality is beyond his years is an understatement.
Fauré’s music for Maeterlinck’s play is best known for the wistful Sicilienne, and the rest of the suite is tender and moving.
Mussorgsky’s gleefully diabolical picture of a Black Sabbath introduces Borodin’s whirlwind symphony, a splendid wash of Russian colour and spectacle.
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Pre-concert talk 6.45pm