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Episode 1

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.

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.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes


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