Live from the City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Jamie MacDougall
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins, perform Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin Suite and his 2nd Piano Concerto with Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen. In the second half, Hindemith's Trauermusik and Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.
Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite
Bartok Piano concerto No 2
Olli Mustonen (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra plays a concert that one minute startles and the next charms. The Invitation to the Dance theme that runs through the orchestra's season continues with Bartok's scandalous Miraculous Mandarin Suite. Olli Mustonen then joins the BBC SSO in Bartok's finger-breaking and most popular piano concerto. In the second half, we hear Hindemith's Funeral Music for King George V, played by the Orchestra's wonderful principal viola Scott Dickinson. Then, originally intended as a ballet, Hindemith's showstopper for a wartime American audience, his symphonic reworkings of themes by Weber.
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