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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven, Elgar

Live from the Lighthouse, Poole, Vassily Sinaisky conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G (soloist: Kirill Gerstein). Elgar: Symphony No 2.

Vassily Sinaisky conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's Second Symphony. Kirill Gerstein joins them in Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto.

Live from the Lighthouse, Poole
Presented by Ian Skelly

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G

8.15: Interval

8.35
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat

Kirill Gerstein, piano
Vassily Sinaisky, conductor

With references to the brilliant warmth and light of Italy and the rugged grandeur of the Cornish coast, Elgar's Second Symphony is far more complex and deeply personal than his First. Riddled with doubts, questioning and conflict it reflects not only the true spirit of the age but also the personality of the composer as it meanders from extrovert exuberance to melancholy introversion. Elgar himself stated that "I have written out my soul".
Beethoven imbues his Fourth Piano Concerto with a genuinely romantic voice. It is ardent and melancholy, heroic and ethereal, anguished and whimsical.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No.4 in G

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wind Sextet in E flat major, Op.71

    Ensemble: Wiener Bläsersolisten.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No 2 in E flat

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Sonata for cello and piano no.1 (Op.45) in B flat major, [complete]

    Performer: Richard Lester. Performer: Susan Tomes.
    • Mendelssohn: Complete music for cello and piano: Lester/Tomes.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.

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