BBC Philharmonic - Elgar, Nielsen, Walton
BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards. Elgar: Cockaigne Overture. Nielsen: Violin Concerto (soloist: Alina Pogostkina). Walton: Belshazzar's Feast (with David Soar: baritone).
Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Christopher Cook
John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Elgar's Cockaigne Overture and Walton's Belshazzar's Feast. They are joined by Alina Pogostkina for Nielsen's Violin Concerto.
Elgar: Cockaigne Overture
Nielsen: Violin Concerto
Piano Music by Nielsen
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
Alina Pogostkina (violin)
David Soar (bass)
John Storgards (conductor)
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Principal Guest Conductor John Storgards, take us on a journey from Edwardian "London Town" to ancient Babylon. Elgar's Cockaigne Overture, a jovial portrait of the English capital starts an evening which ends with Walton's multi-coloured depiction of the wine, women and song which ultimately lead to the downfall of King Belshazzar, sung by David Soar. We stop off en-route in Denmark for a performance of Nielsen's engaging Violin Concerto played for us tonight by the superb Alina Pogostkina.