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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)

8.15: Interval

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Lauren Marshall

    Suspended between earth and air

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Joshua Mock.
  • Brett Dean

    Komarov's Fall

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Symphony No 4 (Sinfonia Concertante)

    Performer: Tamara Stefanovich. Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
  • Bj√∂rk

    Black Lake

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No.6 (Prelude)

    Performer: David Watkin.
  • Philip Glass & Ravi Shankar

    Ragas in a minor scale

  • Ray Charles

    Mess Around

  • George Enescu

    Violin Sonata No.3

    Performer: Eduard Stan.
  • Queen

    Somebody To Love

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No.2 in E minor Op.27

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: John Wilson.

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