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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Martinu: Memorial to Lidice. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 5. Shostakovich: Symphony No 5. Dvorak: Hussite Overture. Brahms: Alto Rhapsody.

Louise Fryer presents the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a concert of music from a time of conflict which took place just last week. It includes Martinu's moving tribute to Czechs murdered by the Nazis and Shostakovich's enigmatic symphonic response to Stalin, as well as probably the most intense and demanding of all Prokofiev's piano concertos performed by the young Russian virtuoso Denis Kozhukhin.

Plus the BBC SSO's Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles is joined by Britain's leading mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly in one of Brahms's most heartfelt works.

Martinu: Memorial to Lidice
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5
Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

2.30pm
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Ludovic Morlot (conductor).

3.15pm
Dvorak: Hussite Overture
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra:
Mei-Ann Chen (conductor)

3.30pm
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
Men of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

Schumann: Symphony No.4 (original version)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Memorial to Lidice [Pamatnik Lidicim]

    Conductor: Ludovic MORLOT Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Concerto no. 5 in G major Op.55 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Ludovic MORLOT Performer: Denis KOZHUKHIN - Piano Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 5 in D minor Op.47

    Conductor: Ludovic MORLOT Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Hussite overture [Husitska dramaticka ouvertura] Op.67

    Conductor: Mei-Ann CHEN Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody Op.53 for contralto, male chorus & orchestra

    Conductor: Donald RUNNICLES Performer: Sarah CONNOLLY - Mezzo-soprano Performer: BBC Scottish S O Performer: Edinburgh Festival Men's Chorus

  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony no. 4 in D minor Op.120 vers. original [1841]

    Conductor: Donald RUNNICLES Performer: BBC Scottish S O

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