BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Igor Levit live from Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1, Op 23. 8.15: Interval. Shostakovich: Symphony No 10, Op 93.
Live from Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales plays Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto with Nikolai Demidenko as soloist.
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano No. 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93
Nikolai Demidenko, Piano
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Nikolai Demidenko joins the BBC NOW for Tchaikovsky's thrillingly romantic First Piano Concerto. Little did Tchaikovsky know, when composing its recognisable opening chords, that he'd created a work that would become the first classical piece to sell a million records.
Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony is considered by most to be a depiction of Stalin's rule of Russia. It is testament to the composer's legacy of music that chronicles one of the most turbulent reigns in recent history, inspiring in its ability to find optimism in the bleakest of situations.