BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
18 Apr 2019, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2018-19 Season Afternoon Performance: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Afternoon Performance: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
14:00 Thu 18 Apr 2019 Glasgow City Halls

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“Free but happy” is the motto that Brahms gave to his Third Symphony, and it begins with all the exhilaration of a summer downpour. What comes next is a musical exploration of German Romanticism at its most poetic, a world of rolling clouds, tender lullabies, and – at the end – radiant sunsets. It’s a magnificent finish to a concert that‘s all about colour: and make no mistake, Vadym Kholodenko will bring out every glittering facet of Rachmaninov’s hugely popular 'Rhapsody'. Just as conductor Nicholas Carter will find every scintilla of wit in a brilliant but rarely-heard symphony by the composer Brahms loved above all others: Joseph Haydn.

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.