Seven bridges span the River Rhine at Cologne. The eighth one spans gulfs in the minds and hearts of music lovers, bringing 20th and 21st century to the masses. And they love it; attendance at the most recent edition of Eight Bridges in Cologne was in the thousands. This all-Russian programme is led by one of the most exciting young maestros around.

 

Teodor Currentzis

Teodor Currentzis Photo: Anton Zavjyalov

Programme:

Dmitri KOURLIANDSKI: Riot of Spring;

Sergei NEVSKY: 18 Episodes for orchestra;

SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No 1 in C minor Op 35 (2);

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No 2 in E minor Op 27 

Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra/Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Melnikov (piano),  Jeroen Berwaerts (trumpet),  Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Teodor Currentzis 

Recorded in the Philharmonie, Cologne (Deutsche Welle)