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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

8.15: Interval

8.35
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

    Performer: Nikolai Demidenko. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Sondergard.

    Transmission interrupted

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Hopak from 'Sorochinskaya Fair' transc. Rachmaninov for piano

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • Rachmaninov: The Transcriptions.
    • Helios.
    • CDH55458.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006 transc. Rachmaninov for piano

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • Rachmaninov: The Transcriptions.
    • Helios.
    • CDH55458.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, etc..
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • E4498162.
  • Leos Janáček

    Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano

    Performer: Danjulo Ishizaka. Performer: Shai Wosner.
    • Grieg, Janacek & Kodaly: Cello Sonatas.
    • Onyx.
    • ONYX4120.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • Prokofiev & Shostakovich: Cello Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA68037.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

    Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni. Performer: Nikolai Demidenko.
    • Bach - Piano Transcriptions Volume 2.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA67324.
  • Florence Price

    Piano Concerto in one movement

    Performer: Sophia Rahman. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Daniel Blendulf.

    Specially recorded January 2015 for International Women's Day

  • Arvo Pärt

    I am the true vine

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • Pärt: Tintinnabuli.
    • Gimell.
    • CDGIM049.

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