Louise Fryer presents the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins in a recent concert from Glasgow City Halls. The inspiration for Thomas Wilson - one of Scotland's finest twentieth-century composers - in his St Kentigern Suite was the Glasgow coat of arms which depicts the five miracles of Glasgow's patron saint. Nicolas Altstaedt, currently one of Radio 3's New Generation Artists, performs Shostakovich's gritty and virtuosic cello concerto; and the concert finishes with the First Symphony by his fellow countryman and member of the so-called 'Mighty Handful' in Russia, Alexander Borodin.
Thomas Wilson: St Kentigern suite
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
Borodin: Symphony no. 1 in E flat major
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).