Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Jac van Steen, conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italienne LISZT Dante Symphony: I. Inferno BERLIOZ Harold in Italy
Like postcards collected on holiday, the sights and sounds of Italy inspired composers to set their impressions to music. Originally commissioned by Paganini, Berlioz features the viola as melancholy dreamer wandering in the picturesque Abruzzi. Liszt’s electrifying Inferno dazzles with nonstop drama, while Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italienne takes us on a boisterous, thrilling ride through Rome.