BBC SO - Janacek, Eotvos, Smetana, Szymanowski
BBC SO conducted by Edward Gardner, with Tasmin Little. Janacek: Jealousy. Smetana: Vltava; Sarka. Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 2. Eotvos: The Gilding of the Eagle in the Skies.
From the Barbican, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner perform Janacek, Smetana, and Eötvös. Tasmin Little joins for Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2.
Recorded Saturday 7 Jan 2017 Barbican, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Smetana: Vltava and Sarka
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major
8.40 Péter Eötvös: The Gliding of the Eagle in the Skies
Janacek: Taras Bulba
Tasmin Little, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Tonight's programme evokes the soundworld of Central Europe with works by Janácek, Smetana, Szymanowski and a UK premiere by Peter Eötvös, all conducted by Edward Gardner.
The centerpiece of the concert is Polish composer Szymanowski's joyous Second Violin Concerto with the charismatic Tasmin Little as the soloist. Janacek's powerful Jealousy and Taras Bulba suite frame two of Smetana's most popular tone-poems and the first UK performance of composer Peter Eötvös's 2012 work, inspired by the stillness of an eagle in flight.
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