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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Karlowicz, Szymanowski, Prokofiev

Andrew Litton conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Karlowicz: Eternal Songs. Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist: Nicola Benedetti). Prokofiev: Symphony No 5.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Nicola Benedetti plays Szymanowski's 1st Violin Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. After the interval: Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony.

Karłowicz: Eternal Songs
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1

8.20: Interval

Prokofiev: Symphony No.5

Nicola Benedetti, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Litton, conductor

They called them "Young Poland": the composers who, in the first decades of the 20th century, gave voice to a resurgent nation. Karłowicz died young, but his heartfelt tone-poem Eternal Songs brought Polish music firmly into the world of Mahler and Strauss. Szymanowski went further in his Violin Concerto No.1: lyrical, visionary and aglow with colour, it's a work with which Nicola Benedetti has a deep personal affinity. After the interval: a reminder of another turning point in Eastern European history: Prokofiev's " Andrew Litton makes symphony of the greatness of the human spirit", premiered in wartime Moscow to the sound of gunfire.

2 hours, 30 minutes


Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Vedro con mio diletto (from Il Giustino, 1724)

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nel profondo cieco mundo (from Orlando Furioso)


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