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Berlioz, Beethoven, MacMillan, Respighi - Part 1

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Stephane Deneve conducts the RSNO in Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture. They are joined by pianist Paul Lewis as he performs Beethoven's Concerto No 5, concluding a complete cycle.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its French-born Music Director, Stéphane Denève, are joined by Paul Lewis as he completes his cycle of the five Beethoven piano concertos with the last and most proudly majestic of them all.

Also featured are spectacular orchestral showpieces by Berlioz and Respighi, inspired respectively by Rome's lively street life and its imperial past; and cementing Celtic connections, the RSNO introduces a recent symphonic suite drawn from the Scottish composer James MacMillan's opera The Sacrifice, inspired by the medieval folk tales of The Mabinogion and premiered to great acclaim in 2007.

Berlioz: Overture 'Roman Carnival'
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Paul Lewis (piano)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Stéphane Denève (conductor).

55 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Sep 2010 19:00


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