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Philharmonia - Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky (part 2)

1 hour, 35 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 October 2013

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a Russian programme of music by Stravinsky plus Tchaikovsky's 'Manfred' Symphony.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London. Introduced by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Stravinsky: Four Norwegian Moods

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto


8.25: part 2

Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

The Philharmonia's Conductor Laureate leads the orchestra in a programme culminating in Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony, a programmatic piece based on the poem by Lord Byron. It's a love it or hate it piece: Toscanini considered it Tchaikovsky's greatest work, while Bernstein condemned it as 'trash'. The first half starts with Stravinsky's music for a projected Hollywood film about the Nazi invasion of Norway, which he recycled as a short suite. Young Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja plays Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, a neoclassical piece from 1931.

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