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.