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RLPO - Grieg, Rachmaninov, Sibelius

Concert with Vasily Petrenko leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No 1. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 4 (with Simon Trpceski). Sibelius: Symphony No 1.

Presented by Martin Handley

The Russian Vasily Petrenko conducts Sibelius - and despite political tensions between Finland and Russia during Sibelius's lifetime, he still enjoyed Russian music, and there is a nod towards Tchaikovsky in his First Symphony. Rachmaninov's bittersweet Fourth Piano Concerto complements this, with the brilliant young pianist Simon Trpceski. And the programme opens with more music from Scandinavia: Grieg's first Peer Gynt suite, which contains some of the most memorable tunes ever written.

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4
Sibelius: Symphony No.1

Simon Trpceski (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor Vasily Petrenko

Followed by part of a recital recorded last November at Wigmore Hall, London:

Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Gerald Finley (baritone)
Julius Drake (piano).

2 hours, 15 minutes