iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
On Now : Sound of Cinema
Sound of Cinema - 43. Grey Matter - Brains and Movie Music
Image for BBC SO, Maxim Vengerov - Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

BBC SO, Maxim Vengerov - Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 28 February 2014

Russian virtuoso Maxim Vengerov joins the BBCSO to play the violin in Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade

Live from the Barbican Centre, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Beethoven: Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano*

20.05 Interval: Petroc Trelawny's selection of interval music

20.25
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Maxim Vengerov (violin/conductor)
Antonio Meneses (cello)
Igor Levit (piano)
Andrew Litton (conductor*)

Three of the best soloists working today join together to perform Beethoven's elegant Triple Concerto, with the celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Maxim Vengerov and his hand-picked choice of collaborators, under the direction of Andrew Litton. In his musical version of Sheherazade's night of magnificent tales, Rimsky-Korsakov conjured magic, propulsion and beauty in some of the most intoxicating orchestral music ever written. The young sultana Scheherazade can delay her daybreak execution only by diverting the sultan with magnificent stories. She tells him of The Sea and the Shipwreck on the Rock, The Young Prince and Princess and The Festival of Baghdad. In this concert, in a similarly astonishing show of skill and dexterity, Maxim Vengerov plays the violin solos and conducts the orchestra for the seat-pinning power of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.

Music Played

1 item

Credits

Performer
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss