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Louise Fryer with music from European emigres to America. BBC Philharmonic in music by Grainger. Plus the BBC NOW in Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 and Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3.

Neither Prokofiev nor Rachmaninov found the move to the US easy, and neither stayed for long. Both needed to earn a living from concert performances, and their compositional output was much reduced during their time in America. Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto and Rachmaninov's Third Symphony are large-scale works which belie those difficulties, and remain among their most popular and enduring works.

Grainger: Colonial Song / Mock Morris / Country Gardens
BBC Philharmonic
Richard Hickox (conductor).

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 in C major, Op 26
John Lill (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Walter Weller (conductor).

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 44
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Rumon Gamba (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes