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BBC SSO - Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Glazunov

The BBC SSO conducted by Ilan Volkov. Shostakovich: King Lear (Music from the film). Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death (with Yuri Vorobiev: bass). Glazunov: The Seasons.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Ian Skelly

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov, give a concert of some rare Russian gems. They perform a suite of Shostakovich's music from the 1971 film based on King Lear directed by Grigori Kozintsev. The orchestra is joined by Yuri Vorobiev to perform an orchestral arrangement of Mussorgsky's dark and brooding song-cycle, Songs and Dances of Death.

And the concert concludes with a key work by a hugely influential figure in the fin de si├Ęcle Russian music world: Glazunov. His 'The Seasons' is a 1-act ballet first performed at the St Petersburg Imperial Ballet in 1900. Full of the magic and sparkle of Russian theatre music, it captures, in its deftly orchestrated music, the changing atmospheres of the Russian landscapes as winter passes to autumn.

Shostakovich: King Lear (Music from the film)
Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death

8.15
Interval music

8.35
Glazunov: The Seasons

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Vorobiev (bass)
Ilan Volkov (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      King Lear - film score Op.137

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Modest Mussorgsky

      Songs and Dances of Death

      Music Arranger: Edison Denisov. Performer: Yuri Vorobiev. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Interval

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Preludes and fugues for piano: nos. 7, 12 & 13

      Performer: Peter Donohoe.

      Recorded 20 November 2014 at City Halls, Glasgow

  • Part 2

    • Alexander Glazunov

      The Seasons - ballet in 1 act Op.67

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Post concert

    • Stanford

      Piano Trio no.2 in G minor, op.73

      Ensemble: Gould Piano Trio.
      • Stanford: Piano Trio No. 2 & Piano Quartet No. 1.
      • Naxos.
      • 8573388.
    • Joseph Holbrooke

      Nocturne: Fairyland, op.57

      Performer: Robert Plane. Performer: Scott Dickinson. Performer: Sophia Rahman.
      • Josef Holbrooke: Clarinet Chamber Music.
      • CPO.
      • 7777312.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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