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Episode 1

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 19 November 2012

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.

2.00pm
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43
BBC SO
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Jiri Belohlavek, conductor

2.25pm
Shostakovich Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op 43
BBC SO
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

3.30pm
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
BBC SO
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Michal Dworzynski, cond

3.45pm
Shostakovich - The Gadfly Suite, Op.97a
BBC SO
Maxim Shostakovich, conductor.

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