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BBC SO - Beethoven, Rouse, Lutoslawski

From the Barbican in London, the BBC SO under Michal Nesterowicz. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 (with Steven Osborne). Rouse: Prospero's Room. Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra.

Live from the Barbican

Presented by Martin Handley.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and young Polish conductor Michal Nesterowicz in Lutoslawski's thrilling Concerto for Orchestra and the UK premiere of Rouse's Prospero's Rooms. Steven Osborne joins for Beethoven's 'Emperor' Piano Concerto No. 5.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, 'Emperor'

Interval: Recorded earlier this evening at St. Giles, Cripplegate in the Barbican Centre, the BBC Singers, conducted by Paul Brough, perform works by the Polish composers Henryk Gorecki and Krzysztof Penderecki.

Rouse: Prospero's Room (UK Premiere)
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra

Steven Osborne (Piano)
Michal Nesterowicz (Conductor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

From its calm reflective 2nd movement through the majestic three-part sonata form of the opening Allegro, Beethoven's "Emperor" Piano concerto was the last he wrote for the instrument. Pianist Steven Osborne joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra for tonight's performance alongside Michal Nesterowicz who conducts the UK premiere of Christopher Rouse's "Prosper's Rooms", a work inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The Masque of the Red Death', and Leonid Andreyev's play 'The Black Maskers'. The BBC Symphony Orchestra whip up a virtuosic feast in a work inspired by the folk music of the Kurpie region of Poland, Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto for piano no.5 in E flat major Op.73 'Emperor'

  • Christopher Rouse

    Prospero's Rooms (Uk Premiere)

  • Lutoslawski

    Concerto for Orchestra


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