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BBC Philharmonic - Nielsen, Maxwell Davies, Shostakovich

From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Nielsen: Maskarade (Overture). Maxwell Davies: Trumpet Concerto. Shostakovich: Symphony No 10.

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by John Storgards, in powerful music by Shostakovich, Nielsen and Maxwell Davies. They are joined by virtuoso trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger.

Recorded at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Nielsen: Maskarade, Overture
Maxwell Davies: Trumpet Concerto

Music Interval

Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)

The Overture to Nielsen's Maskarade sets the scene for a masked ball, full of vivacious energy and playful wit. Shostakovich's hugely powerful Tenth Symphony received its first performance soon after Stalin died and its opening movement speaks bleakly of suffering while the Scherzo snarls with venom. Pioneering trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger is the soloist in Peter Maxwell Davies's Concerto, with its virtuoso solo demands and rich orchestral palette. A still, calm voice here is the plainsong quoted by the composer celebrating the feast of St Francis. The sounds of birds feature too, familiar from Max's Orkney home, rather than from Assisi.

2 hours, 25 minutes

Music Played

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Trumpet Concerto

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds. Orchestra: Håkan Hardenberger.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor BWV.848 arr Maxwell Davies

    Ensemble: The Fires of London. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue No 15 in D flat Op.87

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Cinq Morceaux de fantaisie op 3

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Tharaud Plays Rachmaninov.
    • ERATO.
    • 004.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic


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