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
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 'Pathétique'
Johannes Moser (cello)
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.