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BBC Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky, Nielsen

From Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards. Tchaikovsky: Hamlet - Fantasy Overture; Symphony No 5. Nielsen: Flute Concerto (soloist: Katherine Bryan).

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky's Hamlet Overture and Fifth Symphony. They are joined by Katherine Bryan for Nielsen's Flute Concerto.

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet: fantasy overture
Nielsen: Flute Concerto

CD Piano music by Nielsen

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5

Katherine Bryan (flute)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)

Katherine Bryan joins the BBC Philharmonic and their Principal Guest Conductor John Storgards for a performance of Nielsen's endearing and humorous Flute Concerto, a piece written to suit the character of Nielsen's friend and it's dedicatee, Gilbert Jespersen. The programme starts and ends with pieces which Tchaikovsky worked on side by side. His Fantasy Overture on Hamlet portrays the tragedy's characters and we hear them, interwoven with fate, in the music. Fate is never far away in the music of Tchaikovsky but in his Fifth Symphony, which closes the programme, luscious orchestral textures and the world of dance are to the fore.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Interval music. Nielsen

    Three Pieces Opus 59, played by Leif Ove Andsnes

  • Interval music. Nielsen

    Chaconne Opus 32, played by John Ogden

  • Mozart

    Quartet No. 23 K590

  • Carl Nielsen

    Flute Concerto

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Hamlet Overture

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 5


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic


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