Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov
Rachmaninov’s late-Romantic Second Symphony is filled with the wistful melancholy typical of the composer. Today it is one of the Russian composer’s most popular works, and the symphony also has a special significance for Kirill Petrenko: having chosen the Second for his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2006, he conducted it again 15 years later as the orchestra’s chief conductor. It was preceded by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.
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