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Penny Gore presents recent performances by the BBC Scottish SO, with a special focus on Fifth Symphonies.

We start today with Mahler under conductor Robert Spano. Tomorrow it's the turn of Beethoven's Fifth, with Fifths by both Tchaikovsky and Sibelius to end the week on Friday. Thursday Opera Matinee continues this year's celebration of Verdi's 200th birthday with his Shakespearian masterpiece Otello.

Also today, a Berlioz Shakespearian overture, a Chopin piano concerto, and the first of three brand new recordings of much rarer Polish music for piano and orchestra, by Chopin's younger compatriots Aleksander Zarzycki and Wladyslaw Zelenski.

Berlioz: Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Garrick Ohlsson (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).

Mahler: Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Robert Spano (conductor).

Aleksander Zarzycki: Grande Polonaise for piano and orchestra, Op. 7
Jonathan Plowright (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Lukasz Borowicz (conductor).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 2 Apr 2013 14:00