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Ulster Orchestra - Prokofiev, Bruch and Tchaikovsky

From Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ulster Orchestra under Rafael Payare. Prokofiev: Symphony No 1. Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist: Sergey Khachatryan). Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 3.

Recorded on December 2nd at Ulster Hall, Belfast, and presented by John Toal.

The Ulster Orchestra play Prokofiev, Bruch and Tchaikovsky.

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Op.25 'Classical'
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op.26

8.15: During the Interval.John Toal speaks to tonight's soloist, Sergey Khachatryan.

8.35: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 in D, 'Polish'

Sergey Khachatryan, violin
Ulster Orchestra
Rafael Payare, conductor

Prokofiev's 'Classical' Symphony No. 1 was written between 1916 and 1917 alongside his First Violin Concerto. The piece shows the influence of Haydn's symphonic writing - a revelation to the young composer who had graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory only a few years previously in 1914.

Bruch's First Violin Concerto, written in 1866, has become one of the most performed violin concertos in the repertoire. Three movements played without a break, with its strong melodies drawing audiences in, the concerto became Bruch's most popular piece. It is performed here by the Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan.

Tchaikovsky's five-movement Third Symphony is his only symphony written in the major key and is brim-full with exuberant optimism - a terrific showcase for the composer's famed gift for great tunes.

2 hours, 25 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Symphony No.1 In D Major, Op.25 (Classical)

      Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Payare.
    • Max Bruch

      Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 for violin and orchestra

      Performer: Sergey Khachatryan. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Payare.
  • Interval

    • Vardapet Komitas

      Tsirani Tsar (The Apricot Tree) for violin and piano

      Performer: Sergey Khachatryan. Performer: Lusine Khachatryan.
      • My Armenia.
      • Naive.
      • 4.
    • Johannes Brahms

      Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108, 2nd Movement Adagio

      Performer: Sergey Khachatryan. Performer: Lusine Khachatryan.
      • BRAHMS SONATAS.
      • Naive.
      • 8.
    • César Franck

      Violin Sonata in A Major, 4th Movement Allegro poco mosso

      Performer: Sergey Khachatryan. Performer: Lusine Khachatryan.
      • Shostakovich and Franck: Violin Sonatas.
      • Naive.
      • 4.
  • Part 2

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Symphony No.3 in D Major, Op.29 (Polish)

      Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Payare.
  • Post-concert

    • Michel-Richard de Lalande

      Te Deum

      Singer: Véronique Gens. Singer: Sandrine Piau. Singer: Arlette Steyer. Singer: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt. Singer: François Piolino. Singer: Jérôme Corréas. Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
      • Delalande / Te Deum / Les Arts Florissants / Christie.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
      • 1.

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