BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
26 Feb 2017, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
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BBC SSO 2016-17 Season Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 in Edinburgh

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 in Edinburgh
15:00 Sun 26 Feb 2017 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Ilan Volkov conducts works by Finnis, Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov in Edinburgh
Ilan Volkov conducts works by Finnis, Rachmaninov & Rimsky-Korsakov in Edinburgh

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In music, there’s more than one way to tell a story. Quiet piano chords launch Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, the perfect symbol for a composer summoning the creative confidence to write the most popular piano concerto of the 20th century. Rimsky-Korsakov is more forthright: instruments actually become characters in his hugely popular Arabian Nights fantasy – though if anyone can uncover the secrets behind the glitter, it’s Ilan Volkov. And Edmund Finnis? We can’t say yet: we simply know that it’s worth hearing any story that this “compelling” (The Daily Telegraph) young British composer has to tell.

CHANGE OF ARTIST: Vadym Kholodenko replaces Yevgeny Sudbin who is unwell.

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

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