BBC Philharmonic - Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Chopin
Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in music by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. Soloist Pavel Kolesnikov joins them in Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor.
Live from the Victoria Hall, Hanley
Presented by Tom Redmond
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena in Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. They are joined by young virtuoso BBC New Generation Artist, Pavel Kolesnikov for Chopin's F minor Piano Concerto.
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op.72 - No.3 in F, No.8 in A flat, No.2 in E minor and No.7 in C
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor
8.25 Music Interval
Mussorgsky ed. Rimsky-Korsakov: A Night on Bare Mountain
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker - March, Divertissement, Waltz of the Flowers
All the energy and vivacity of the dance pervade this programme which opens with four of Dvorak's most popular and tuneful Slavonic Dances and closes with a selection of some of the best known music from Tchaikovsky's colourful and entrancing ballet, The Nutcracker. Virtuosic young BBC New Generation Artist, Pavel Kolesnikov joins the orchestra for the luminous melody and Polish dance rhythms of Chopin's Second Piano Concerto and after the interval Mussorgsky's vivid portrayal of the of the Witches' Sabbath, Night on a Bare Mountain, sees revelling evil spirits dispersed by the ringing of a church bell.