RLPO - Grieg, Rachmaninov, Sibelius
Presented by Martin Handley
The Russian Vasily Petrenko conducts Sibelius - and despite political tensions between Finland and Russia during Sibelius's lifetime, he still enjoyed Russian music, and there is a nod towards Tchaikovsky in his First Symphony. Rachmaninov's bittersweet Fourth Piano Concerto complements this, with the brilliant young pianist Simon Trpceski. And the programme opens with more music from Scandinavia: Grieg's first Peer Gynt suite, which contains some of the most memorable tunes ever written.
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4
Sibelius: Symphony No.1
Simon Trpceski (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor Vasily Petrenko
Followed by part of a recital recorded last November at Wigmore Hall, London:
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Gerald Finley (baritone)
Julius Drake (piano).