BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Karlowicz, Szymanowski, Prokofiev
Live from City Halls, Glasgow
Nicola Benedetti plays Szymanowski's 1st Violin Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. After the interval: Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony.
Karłowicz: Eternal Songs
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1
Prokofiev: Symphony No.5
Nicola Benedetti, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor
They called them "Young Poland": the composers who, in the first decades of the 20th century, gave voice to a resurgent nation. Karłowicz died young, but his heartfelt tone-poem Eternal Songs brought Polish music firmly into the world of Mahler and Strauss. Szymanowski went further in his Violin Concerto No.1: lyrical, visionary and aglow with colour, it's a work with which Nicola Benedetti has a deep personal affinity. After the interval: a reminder of another turning point in Eastern European history: Prokofiev's " Andrew Litton makes symphony of the greatness of the human spirit", premiered in wartime Moscow to the sound of gunfire.