BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
14 Feb 2016, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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BBC SSO 2015-16 Season Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures From An Exhibition’ in Edinburgh

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures From An Exhibition’ in Edinburgh
15:00 Sun 14 Feb 2016 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures From An Exhibition’ at the Usher Hall
Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures From An Exhibition’ at the Usher Hall

Programme

Concert information

Glinka and Mussorgsky made Russian music glitter with the colours of a Fabergé egg; a century later in the Soviet Union, Dmitri Shostakovich is said to have lamented a life turned grey. But there are few more gripping documents of that life than his First Violin Concerto; a brooding political thriller of a piece, with a core of raw emotion - the award-winning Moscow-born violinist Boris Brovtsyn grew up immersed in its world. Opening with a rare performance of Glinka’s ballroom romance, Vassily Sinaisky brings the concert to a triumphant close with Mussorgsky’s fantastic musical picture gallery.

Prelude: 2.00pm (free to ticket-holders)
Peter Nelson from the University of Edinburgh introduces the featured works.