About This Event
Folk songs and folk tales run through this programme from the BBC SSO and Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov.
A runaway success at its premiere, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.2 takes a different Ukrainian folk melody as the theme for each of its four movements, including the dizzyingly inventive finale, while a gruesome Czech legend provides the starting point for Janáček’s atmospheric orchestral ballad The Fiddler’s Child.
Szymanowski’s exotic songs based on texts by the 14th-century Persian mystic poet Hafiz and a world premiere by Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith complete the concert.
Approx. end time: 21.30
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Image: Georgia Jarman © Claire McAdams