London Philharmonic - Martinu, Liszt, Dvorak
Live from the Royal Festival Hall
Martin Handley presents a concert in which Marin Alsop conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme where Liszt's first two piano concertos are framed by two Czech masterpieces. But whilst Martinu wrote his vibrant Sixth Symphony with the conductor Charles Munch very much in mind, Dvorak wrote his Eighth Symphony to satisfy nobody but himself. As he remarked, it is 'a work singing of the joy of green pastures, of summer evenings, of the melancholy of blue forests, of the defiant merry-making of the Czech peasants'.
Bohuslav Martinu: Symphony No.6 (Fantaisies symphoniques)
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major
8.15pm Music Interval - a chance to hear some of Bohuslav Martinu's seldom heard choral music
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2 in A major
Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No.8 in G major
Stephen Hough (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marin Alsop (conductor).