BBC Symphony Orchestra - Haydn, Schnittke, Shostakovich
From the Barbican, BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Vedernikov. Haydn: Symphony No 103. Schnittke: Viola Concerto (with Lawrence Power). Shostakovich: Symphony No 6.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexander Vedernikov with Russian music: Shostakovich's 6th Symphony and Schnittke's Viola Concerto with Lawrence Power. Recorded at the Barbican.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E flat major H.1.103 (Drum roll)
Schnittke: Viola Concerto
Interval: Featuring Mahler's Piano Quartet in A minor and celebrated bass singer Boris Christoff with Mussorgsky's Cradle Song.
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op.54
Lawrence Power (viola)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)
Alexander Vedernikov promises to ignite this Russian programme, featuring virtuoso Lawrence Power in Schnittke's powerful Viola Concerto. Shostakovich's unusual Sixth Symphony (1939) with its vast, brooding Adagio followed by two ferociously fast movements, shows the twin influences of Mahler and Mussorgsky, while Schnittke's epic concerto, mixing popular song with spiritual profundity, reveals him as heir to the same traditions. Continuing this season's Haydn theme, tonight's concert open with the dramatic 'Drumroll' Symphony, with its dark inflections of the Dies Irae.
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