Zukerman drives an unsteady Russian troika with the RPO

Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov: RPO/Zukerman ***

Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak

Pinchas Zukerman
© Cheryl Mazak

Royal Festival Hall, 1st March 2016

A troika of Russian warhorses trotted out from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra stable, with Pinchas Zukerman guiding the reins. The trouble is, once into the paddock they veered off in wildly different directions. Glinka cantered with a merry swagger, Rachmaninov surged down a lush, romantic path, but Tchaikovsky limped along stubbornly. Three completely different performances that left me perplexed.

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