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Presented by Petroc Trelawny, from St David's Hall. Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC NOW in Mussorgsky's Night on a Bare Mountain and Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff, Petroc Trelawny presents a concert of "Four Russian Moods"

This concert of Four Russian Moods ranges from the demonic fury and darkness of Mussorgsky's Night on a Bare Mountain, through Rimsky-Korsakov's fragrant evocation of 19th century Russia in May to the classical grace and elegance of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations.

And to end the concert, a work about which its composer Shostakovich wrote: 'My Sixth Symphony conveys the mood of spring, joy and life.' But with the terror under which the people of Stalin's Russia lived at this time, was Shostakovich being entirely honest about his intentions?

Mussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

Gautier Capu├žon (cello)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

45 minutes

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Fri 17 Sep 2010 19:00

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