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From Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, the BBC Philharmonic continues its Great Russians series, with Yutaka Sado conducting a performance of Prokofiev's Symphony No 5.

Presented by Catherine Bott.

The BBC Philharmonic continues its Great Russians series with a tribute to Prokofiev conducted by Yutaka Sado, who makes his debut at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.

Prokofiev wrote his Fifth Symphony after his return to Moscow, declaring it a 'symphony of the greatness of the human spirit' and conducting its first performance in January 1945 amid great patriotic stirring over the Red Army's impending victory over Germany in the Second World War.

BBC Philharmonic
Yutaka Sado (conductor)

Prokofiev: Symphony No 5.

50 minutes

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