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Episode 2

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 June 2012

Penny Gore presents a week of programmes focusing on recent performances by the BBC Philharmonic and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Today, the spotlight is on the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with a concert they gave in Edinburgh last October with their chief conductor Donald Runnicles, including Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs and Elgar's 2nd Symphony.

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins the orchestra in a performance from December of Prokofiev's 2nd Piano Concerto, a work whose wild energy divided opinion at its premiere in 1913 before the score was lost in a fire. This revised version is from 1923. There's a chance to hear Prokofiev's 1st violin concerto in tomorrow's programme, in a live BBC Philharmonic concert from Salford with soloist James Ehnes.

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

Richard Strauss: 4 Last Songs
Michaela Kaune (soprano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

Elgar: Symphony no. 2 in E flat major
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

Stanford: Irish Rhapsody no. 3, Op. 137
Gemma Rosefield (cello),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Manze (conductor).

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 2
Denis Kozhukhin (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).


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