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BBC Philharmonic - Elgar, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky

The BBC Philharmonic with their chief conductor Juanjo Mena perform music by Elgar, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Christopher Cook

The BBC Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena perform music by Elgar, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.

Elgar: Serenade for strings
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor

8.25 Interval Music

8.45
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 'Pathétique'

Johannes Moser (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

In music that was of particularly strong significance to each of these composers we hear their clear personal voices. Elgar referred to his Serenade for Strings as his favourite work and he gave it to his wife on their wedding anniversary. While writing his last large-scale orchestral piece, his full-blooded Cello Concerto, Dvorak had the illness and the death of his beloved sister-in-law, to whom he had been close before her marriage, in the forefront of his mind. In Tchaikovsky's final work his relationship with his own mortality inspires a work of extraordinary power and depth.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Edward Elgar

      Serenade for Strings in E minor Op.20

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Antonín Dvořák

      Cello Concerto in B minor Op.104

      Performer: Johannes Moser. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Interval

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Songs from 'Cypresses'

      Performer: Philip Langridge. Performer: Radoslav Kvapil.
      • Dvorak - Cypresses.
      • Alto.
      • ALC1038.
    • Antonín Dvořák

      Songs My Mother Taught Me Op 55. No 4

      Performer: Bernarda Fink. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
      • Dvorak - Lieder.
      • Harmonia Mundi.
      • HMC901824.
    • Antonín Dvořák

      Love Songs Op. 83

      Performer: Bernarda Fink. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
      • Dvorak - Lieder.
      • Harmonia Mundi.
      • HMC901824.
  • Part 2

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.74 (Pathetique)

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Post concert

    • Katherine Hoover

      Divertimento for flute & string quartet

      Performer: Wendell Dobbs (flute). Ensemble: Montclaire String Quartet.
      • Wendell Dobbs - Flute & Company.
      • Leonarda Productions.
      • LE349.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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