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BBC NOW - Tchaikovsky, Bartok

From Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

François-Xavier Roth conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and 4th Symphony. Jean-Frédéric Neubuger performs Bartók's 2nd Piano Concerto.

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Bartók: Piano Concerto No.2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F minor

Jean-Frédéric Neubuger (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
François-Xavier Roth (conductor)

Fate lies at the heart of this concert: the fate of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in Romeo and Juliet and in Tchaikovsky's gripping and dramatic Fourth Symphony where "fate hangs above your head like the sword of Damocles." Bright and celebratory, Bartók's Second Piano Concerto has at its centre one of his most mysterious evocations of night.

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2 hours

Last on

Sun 24 Feb 2013 14:00