Live from the City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Martin Handley
Andrew Manze conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 (with Steven Osborne as soloist) and Vaughan William's 3rd Symphony.
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3 (Pastoral)
Steven Osborne (piano)
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Manze (conductor)
Steven Osborne's profound musical intelligence should uncover new depths as he embarks on a cycle of Beethoven's Piano Concertos, beginning with the most personal and enigmatic - No 4. In the second half, continuing his exploration of the complete Vaughan Williams Symphonies, Andrew Manze here presents No 3: The Pastoral Symphony of 1922. Despite its name, this symphony is actually about the war torn, haunted fields of Flanders post World War 1, not the rolling fields of Gloucestershire. It is, effectively an elegy to the dead. The concert starts with Bacewicz's 1948 Concerto for String Orchestra - a burst of neo-classical energy as Poland recovered from another troubled period, World War 2.