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Presented by Martin Handley. From the Barbican in London, Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Brahms's Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Isabelle Faust.

Live from The Barbican Centre, London

Presented by Ian Skelly.

Jiri Belohlavek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are joined by Isabelle Faust for Brahms's Violin Concerto and by the BBC Symphony Chorus in Suk's The Ripening.

The final concert of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's season sees their outgoing Chief Conductor Jiri Belohlavek in a wonderful programme of romantic music. Brahms's virtuosic violin concerto comes to life in the hands of German violinist Isabelle Faust. Josef Suk's The Ripening portrays 'the joys and tragic shadows of life' and at the end brings in a wordless female chorus to sing a 'hymn of affirmation'.

Brahms: Violin Concerto

8.10 Interval: Twenty Minutes - see separate billing

Suk: The Ripening Op. 34

Isabelle Faust (violin)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Thu 24 May 2012 19:30

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  • Johannes Brahms

    Concerto in D major Op.77 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Jiri BELOHLAVEK Performer: Isabelle FAUST - Violin Performer: BBC S O.

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