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LSO - Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky

Live from the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Prokofiev: Symphony No 1. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2 (with Denis Matsuev). Prokofiev: Symphony No 5.

Live from the Barbican Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Valery Gergiev conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in an all-Russian programme, with two symphonies by Prokofiev, together with Tchaikovsky's Piano concerto no.2. Denis Matsuev is the soloist.

Prokofiev: Symphony No 1 ('Classical')
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 2

8.35pm - Interval Music

8:55pm - Part 2
Prokofiev: Symphony No 5

Denis Matsuev (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
conductor Valery Gergiev

Since winning the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition at the age of 23, Matsuev has established an international reputation as a pianist in the great Russian tradition. This programme frames Tchaikovsky's lyrical Second Piano Concerto with two symphonic masterpieces by Prokofiev, the witty, Haydnesque 'Classical', and the ever-popular Fifth, Prokofiev's moving wartime tribute to 'the grandeur of the human spirit'.

Following the concert, 'BBC Singers at 90': in the week during which the BBC's professional choir celebrates its 90th anniversary, British composers introduce recordings of their music performed by the BBC Singers.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano concerto No 2

    Performer: Denis Matsuev. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in G sharp minor

    Performer: Denis Matsuev.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 5

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
  • BBC Singers

    Eric Whitacre (1970): Sleep for chorus

    Conductor: David Hill.
  • BBC Singers

    John McCabe (1939): The Morning watch for chorus and organ

    Conductor: David Hill.


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