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Playing: Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor Op.31 for piano by Frédéric Chopin
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1 hour, 20 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 May 2012

Live from The Barbican Centre, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are joined by Isabelle Faust for Brahms's Violin Concerto and by the BBC Symphony Chorus in Suk's The Ripening.

The final concert of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's season sees their outgoing Chief Conductor Jiri Belohlavek in a wonderful programme of romantic music. Brahms's virtuosic violin concerto comes to life in the hands of German violinist Isabelle Faust. Josef Suk's The Ripening portrays 'the joys and tragic shadows of life' and at the end brings in a wordless female chorus to sing a 'hymn of affirmation'.

Suk: The Ripening Op. 34

Isabelle Faust (violin)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).


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