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London Philharmonic - Balakirev, Khachaturian, Kalinnikov

Live from the Royal Festival Hall in London, London Philharmonic/Osmo Vanska. Balakirev: Islamey. Khachaturian: Piano Concerto (with Marc-Andre Hamelin). Kalinnikov: Symphony No 1.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra play Balakirev's Islamey, Khachaturian's Piano Concerto (with Marc-André Hamelin) and Kalinnikov's Symphony No 1.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall
Presented by Martin Handley

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev: Islamey, oriental fantasy
Aram Ilyich Khachaturian: Piano Concerto

8.15: Interval:

8.35
Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov: Symphony No.1

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä conductor

Forced out of music college, dismissed by his compositional elders and struggling with tuberculosis, Vassily Kalinnikov was staring failure in the face when his First Symphony premiered in Kiev in 1897.

But that soon changed, and this momentous and haunting piece handed Kalinnikov a brief taste of success before his tragically early death just four years later.

Four decades after that came the first performance of Aram Khachaturian's Piano Concerto in Moscow -- a piece whose unusual sonorities and sparkling, swaggering brilliance proved just as pivotal.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra part 1

    • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

      Islamey - oriental fantasy, orch. Casella [orig. for piano]

      Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Aram Khachaturian

      Concerto for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Interval music

    • Viktor Sergeevich Kalinnikov

      Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin) Op.17

      Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: Holst Singers.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67756.
    • Nikolay Tolstiakov

      Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda (Bless the Lord, O my soul) Op.1 No.1

      Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: Holst Singers.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67756.
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      Otche nash (Our Father) Op.22 No.7

      Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: Holst Singers.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67756.
    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin) Op.37 No.6

      Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: Holst Singers.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67756.
    • Viktor Sergeevich Kalinnikov

      Tebe poem (We hymn thee) Op.2

      Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: Holst Singers.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67756.
    • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

      Raduytesya, pravednii, o Gospode (Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous) Op.25 No.6

      Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: Holst Singers.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67756.
    • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

      Da molchit vsyakaya plot (Let all mortal flesh keep silence)

      Conductor: Stephen Layton. Performer: Holst Singers.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67756.
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra part 2

    • Vasily Kalinnikov

      Symphony no. 1 in G minor

      Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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