BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
27 Oct 2016, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2016-17 Season Afternoon Performance - Barber’s Violin Concerto

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Afternoon Performance - Barber’s Violin Concerto
14:00 Thu 27 Oct 2016 Grand Hall
Valeriy Sokolov performs Barber’s Violin Concerto at City Halls
Valeriy Sokolov performs Barber’s Violin Concerto at City Halls

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In the darkest hours of the Second World War, the 70-year old Ralph Vaughan Williams offered a vision of peace. And from misty opening to visionary finish, the Fifth is the Vaughan Williams symphony par excellence: expansive, eloquent and rapturously beautiful. But it’s got teeth, too, and if anyone can unlock its latent drama, it’s Nicholas Carter, Donald Runnicles’ operatic colleague in Berlin. He’s paired it with another haunted vison of a better world by Vaughan Williams’ friend and mentor Ravel, and set them both against the soaring lyricism and dazzling sheen of Barber’s Violin Concerto, performed by Valeriy Sokolov. “Brilliance without ostentation” declared The Daily Telegraph.

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