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This week Louise Fryer presents recent performances by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with a special focus on piano concertos as part of Radio 3's continuing Piano Season. Today, as bookends, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 'Jeunehomme' and Anton Rubinstein's colossal Piano Concerto No. 4, from the Romantic Piano Concertos series on the Hyperion label pioneered by the BBC SSO back in 1990.

Plus a BBC SSO concert given in September as part of the Lammermuir Festival 2012 featuring Nielsen's overture 'Helios', Elgar's Cello Concerto - with soloist Narek Hakhnazaryan - and two works by Sibelius, Scene with Cranes (from his incidental music for Kuolema) and his Symphony No. 5.

Mozart: Concerto no. 9 in E flat major K.271 for piano and orchestra
Christian Ihle Hadland (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Gourlay (conductor).

2.30pm
Nielsen: Helios Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Gourlay (conductor).

3.10pm
Sibelius: Scene with Cranes
Sibelius: Symphony no. 5
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Gourlay (conductor).

3.45pm
Anton Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Michael Stern (conductor).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 8 Oct 2012 14:00