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Episode 1

Piano Concertos

The piano has inspired composers to write more concertos than for any other instrument, and this week Penny Gore introduces a varied selection. Well loved war horses such as those by Gershwin, Schumann and Rachmaninov sit alongside lesser known but equally attractive examples by Malcolm Arnold, Scriabin and Jolivet.

Bloch: Concerto grosso no. 1 for string orchestra and piano obbligato
Leon McCawley (piano)
Strings of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Elizabeth Layton (director)

Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 in A minor "Scottish"
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

York Bowen: Piano Concerto No 3 in G
Danny Driver (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F "Pastoral"
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Adams: Slonimsky's earbox
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor)

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F
Stewart Goodyear (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor).

3 hours

Last on

Mon 18 Jan 2010 14:00
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