BBC Symphony Orchestra
13 Aug 2019, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival
20:00 Tue 13 Aug 2019 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Mahler's bright and sunny Fourth Symphony is paired with Shostakovich’s witty, incisive Second Piano Concerto.
Mahler's bright and sunny Fourth Symphony is paired with Shostakovich’s witty, incisive Second Piano Concerto.

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rom a dance with the devil to a child’s awestruck view of heaven – Mahler’s Fourth is his shortest, sunniest symphony. But despite its rustic charm and its joyful evocations, its surface sheen conceals turbulent inner dramas, which pack a mighty emotional punch.

Christina Gansch joins us at the Edinburgh International Festival for this magical work, with conductor Semyon Bychkov – much admired for his compelling energy and his exquisite poise – on the podium.

Russian-born US pianist Kirill Gerstein, one of today’s most spellbinding players, brings his incisive brilliance to Shostakovich’s mischievously witty Second Piano Concerto.