Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Wagner, Rachmaninov (part 2)
Jac van Steen conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Wagner extracts and in Rachmaninov's Third Concerto, with pianist Valentina Lisitsa.
Live from the Lighthouse, Poole
Presented by Martin Handley
Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture
Wagner: Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods
Wagner: Tannhauser: Grand March
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3
Valentina Lisitsa, piano
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Jac van Steen, conductor
Marking 200 years since his birth, the concert begins with four of Wagner's most celebrated operatic moments, including the Mastersingers Overture, the March from Tannhäuser, the Entrance of the Gods from Das Rheingold, and the delicate yearning of Tristan and Isolde's doomed love affair. The astonishingly difficult pianistic gymnastics of Rachmaninov's Third Concerto are second nature to the virtuoso pianist Valentina Lisitsa.