HBSO presents Russian classical music concert

The Ho Chi Minh Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will present a concert featuring classical pieces by Russian composers at the municipal Opera House on July 27.
HBSO presents Russian classical music concert

The masterpieces include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Number 5, Khachaturian’s Adagio from his ballet “Spartacus”, and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Aram Khachaturian's ballet Spartacus was first performed in 1956. It is inspired by the life story of Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, and the events of the Third Servile War.

Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is written for solo piano and symphony orchestra, closely resembling a piano concerto. The piece is a set of 24 variations on the twenty-fourth and last of Niccolò Paganini's Caprices for solo violin, which has inspired works by several composers

Tchaikovsky wrote his Symphony Number 5 in 1888, ten years after completing his Symphony Number 4. It seems to occupy a middle ground between this "tell-it-all" approach and a secretive attitude. The composer supplied a minimal description in his working notebook, where he suggested that the opening-and recurrent-theme represented "complete resignation before Fate."

The concert will be performed by pianist Igor Chystokletov, HBSO’s artists under the baton of conductor Tran Nhat Minh.