Poetic Fire: From Hamlet to Don Juan


Marin Alsop, Music Director 
Lukáš Vondráček, piano

Tchaikovsky // Hamlet Fantasy-Overture After Shakespeare Listen Now BSO Podcast
R. Strauss // Don Juan Listen Now BSO Podcast
Rachmaninoff // Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor Listen Now

Explore the poetry, virtuosity and romantic love of three intense works, including Tchaikovsky’s musical telling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Strauss’s tone poem Don Juan. Pianist Lukáš Vondráček, winner of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition, is the perfect interpreter of Rachmaninoff’s beloved Piano Concerto.