BBC Philharmonic
21 Sep 2019, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season Kabalevsky/Prokofiev/Walton

BBC Philharmonic
Kabalevsky/Prokofiev/Walton
19:30 Sat 21 Sep 2019 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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Opening the BBC Philharmonic’s Bridgewater Hall season, John Wilson conducts a sweeping selection of music from between the wars. We hear Dmitry Kabalevsky’s fizzing operatic overture, and Prokofiev’s fiery Third Piano Concerto - a showcase for virtuoso pianists and Alexander Gavrylyuk has made it a speciality. Contrast its confidence with William Walton’s searing, heartbroken First Symphony, written after the collapse of a passionate affair and now regarded as one of the greatest British symphonies ever written.