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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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 103 in E flat major H.1.103 (Drum roll)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov.
  • Alfred Schnittke

    Viola Concerto

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Piano Quartet movement in A minor

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Performer: David Kim. Performer: Choong-Jin Chang. Performer: Efe Baltac─▒gil.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Kolibel'naya pesnya (Lullaby)

    Performer: Alexandre Labinsky. Singer: Boris Christoff.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.54

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov.
  • Eric Ball

    Sunset Rhapsody

    Conductor: Robert Childs. Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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