Julian Rachlin thrills in Tchaikovsky’s concerto in Barcelona

The Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya has started its season with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto played by Julian Rachlin and Beethoven’s Third Symphony. At the same time, there were demonstrations in the streets of Barcelona claiming Catalan independence that finished with police riots.

The political ambiance the previous days was quite tense, so the conductor, Kazushi Ono, decided at the last minute to start the concert with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture – a very kind gesture that reminds us that old music has lots of things to teach us.

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