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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

8.45
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Antonín Dvořák

      4 Slavonic Dances from Op 72

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Frédéric Chopin

      Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor

      Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Interval

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Waltz No 9 in A-Flat Op 69

      Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
    • Frédéric Chopin

      5 Mazurkas

      Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
  • Part 2

    • Modest Mussorgsky

      A Night on Bare Mountain

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      The Nutcracker: March; Divertissement; Waltz of the Flowers

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Post-concert

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Hymn to the Holy Virgin (O mother of God ever-vigilant in prayer)

      Choir: The Moscow Academy of Choral Singing. Conductor: Viktor Popov.
      • Rachmaninov / Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom / Popov.
      • Russian Season.
      • 18.
    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      3 Russian songs Op.41

      Choir: Mariinsky Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
      • Rachmaninoff: Choral Works.
      • CHANDOS.
      • 2.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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