National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - Dean, Szymanowski, Rachmaninov
Live at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, John Wilson conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Dean: Komarvo's Fall. Szymanowski: Symphony No 4. Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2.
Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by John Wilson, plays Rachmaninov's Second Symphony.
Brett Dean: Komarvo's Fall
Szymanowski: Symphony No 4 (Sinfonia Concertante)
8.35: Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2
Tamara Stefanovich, piano
John Wilson, conductor
The NYO's Winter journey begins in the chilly isolation of outer space, lands in the middle of a lively Polish party and ends in the radiant warmth of a show-stopping Russian symphony.
Brett Dean's Komarov's Fall begins with sparse, icy strings and woodwind glistening in the silence of space. As the tragic drama unfolds, jagged percussion and urgent brass take over the story of the Russian cosmonaut who became a hapless victim of the ruthless 1960s space race.
The finale of the evening is Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2, the ultimate Russian Romantic symphony. With big, bold melodies and lush, glowing harmonies, this music will blaze in a performance of irresistible sparkle and flamboyance by this orchestra of young musicians.