Penny Gore introduces recordings by the BBC SO taken from recent international tours. Today, the Paganini Variations by Rachmaninov, made in Bad Kissingen, Germany in 2008 with Jean-Yves Thibaudet as soloist under Jiri Belohlavek, followed by a recording made last month of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4, under Jukka-Pekka Saraste, as part of the Radio Festival in Bucharest. Followed by Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with Benjamin Grosvenor at the piano, and another Shostakovich masterpiece, The Gadfly Suite written for the film and conducted by his son Maxim.
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
Shostakovich Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op 43
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Michal Dworzynski, cond
Shostakovich - The Gadfly Suite, Op.97a
Maxim Shostakovich, conductor.