Tugan Sokhiev and Nikolai Lugansky

Russian music should be melancholy and voluminous – or at least that’s the cliché. Tugan Sokhiev, Music Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, provides proof of the contrary. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade develops oriental magic and impressionist richness of colour, while a tongue in cheek charm repeatedly shines through in Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody, regardless of its tremendous virtuosity. Nikolai Lugansky debuts as piano soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Tugan Sokhiev

Nikolai Lugansky

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