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Katie Derham presents music from the BBC SSO. Olli Mustonen in Bartok: Piano Concerto No 1. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1. Plus Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2 (Little Russian).

Katie Derham presents a week of Afternoon on 3 featuring recent performances from concerts by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with a special focus on Russian composers.

In today's programme, Martyn Brabbins conducts the orchestra at Glasgow City Halls in Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony, and they team up with Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen for Bartok's Piano Concerto no. 1 - a recording made just a couple of days ago, as part of the Scottish Symphony Orchestra's complete cycle of Bartok Piano Concertos (you can hear no. 2 in Live in Concert tomorrow night). Following Monday's concert featuring Nicola Benedetti, we hear another young violinist, Veronika Eberle, playing Prokofiev's first Violin Concerto and continuing the week's Russian theme.

Bartok: Piano Concerto no. 1
Olli Mustonen (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1, op 19 in D major.
Veronika Eberle (violin)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Mei Ann Chen (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2 in C Minor (Little Russian)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

Recent concerts by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra feature throughout the week, including at least one symphony each day, by the likes of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, but also works complementing the Russian repertoire by Mozart, Beethoven, Britten and Bartok.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto no. 1

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto no. 1

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no. 2