The Nutcracker (Suite), Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5, Beethoven
Great Christmas Concert

The genius of Tchaikovsky and the intensity of Beethoven arrives this Christmas to the Palau de la Música in Barcelona.

The world of childhood, magic and fantasy are combined in the first part of the program with the suite of The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, the excellent Christmas ballet . In this version for concert, which premiered and achieved fame even before the ballet itself, the romantic Waltz of the flowers, the vigorous Russian dance or the original sound of the celesta giving voice to the Sugar Plum Fairy are unforgettable.

The program of the concert is completed with Beethoven's Symphony No.5, a composition that is perfectly associated with the image we usually have of the musician, agitated, intense and dishevelled, and which best represents the greatness of music. The distinctive four notes that open the symphony and that are repeated throughout the work are surely the most popular notes of all music as they represent the fate knocking at the door.

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State Symphony Orchestra of the Rostov Opera House

Conductor, Andrei Ivanov