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BBC Philharmonic - Mozart, Sibelius, Dvorak

Live from the Victoria Hall in Hanley, BBC Philharmonic conducted by Ben Gernon. Mozart: Symphony No 25. Sibelius: Violin Concerto (soloist: Jennifer Pike). Dvorak: Symphony No 8.

Live from the Victoria Hall in Hanley.
Presented by Tom Redmond.

Mozart: Symphony No 25 in G minor (K 183)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto

8.20
Music Interval

8.40
Dvorak: Symphony No 8 in G major

Jennifer Pike (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon (conductor)

The arresting opening of Mozart's early G minor Symphony sets the scene for a work of almost operatic agitation and turbulance. Jennifer Pike joins the BBC Philharmonic for Sibelius's haunting Violin Concerto. Sibelius, a violinist who had dreamed of being a virtuoso himself, wrote the work while suffering particularly badly from the alcoholism which dogged his life and it is said that the second movement was sketched during a three-day hangover. The programme ends with Dvorak's Eighth Symphony with its myriad tunes, moods and dances. In this colourful piece Dvorak takes the symphony on an exploratory adventure.

2 hours, 25 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sarabande

    Performer: Jennifer Pike.
  • Clara Schumann

    Romances Op22 No.s 2 and 3

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Tom Poster.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romantic Pieces Op75 No.s 3 and 4

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Tom Poster.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Music Arranger: Victor Staub. Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Fantasia.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 012.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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