Philharmonia - Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
Yuri Temirkanov conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, in a concert to mark the conductor's 75th birthday.
Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London. Introduced by Ian Skelly.
Prokofiev: Symphony no.1, 'Classical'
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no.2
8.35: part 2
Rachmaninov: Symphony no.2
Vilde Frang (violin)
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)
Yuri Temirkanov celebrates his 75th birthday slightly early (the date is in December) with this programme of two Russians who have always been close to his musical soul. This year he also celebrates 25 years as Chief Conductor of the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, a post he accepted in 1988, when tonight's soloist was only two years old. Vilde Frang was born in Norway, and she has already established a strong reputation for an approach described as 'unique, effortless and natural'.