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BBC SSO - Edmund Finnis, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov

Live from City Halls in Glasgow, BBC SSO under Ilan Volkov. Edmund Finnis: The Air, Turning. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 (with Steven Osborne). Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade.

Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform a new work by Edmund Finnis, Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Kate Molleson

Edmund Finnis: The Air, Turning
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2

8.20 Interval

8.40
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

Steven Osborne (piano)
Ilan Volkov (Conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

From their home at the City Halls in Glasgow the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and their Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov, explore two familiar Russian works of ostentatious virtuosity, and a new work by composer Edmund Finnis. His piece The Air, Turning receives its world premiere performance at this concert.
Then Rachmaninov's oft-quoted Second Piano Concerto. One of the most commonly heard pieces on the concert platform, despite its ferocious technical difficulties. These are tackled this evening by Steven Osborne.
And the evening concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov's opulent Sheherazade, a work which in 1888 pushed the very limits of creative orchestration. A tuneful masterclass in orchestral sound-painting and tale-telling, taking as it does inspiration from stories of One Thousand and One Nights.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Edmund Finnis

      The Air, Turning

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Ilan Volkov.
    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Piano Concerto No.2, Op.18

      Performer: Steven Osborne. Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Etude Tableau

      Performer: Steve Osborne. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Interval

    • Edmund Finnis

      Brother

      Performer: Alex Shiozaki. Performer: Derek Mosloff.
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      Octave from To the Poet Op.45

      Singer: Olga Borodina. Performer: Larissa Gergieva.
      • Songs of Desire.
      • Philips.
      • 442780.
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      In the dark grove, the nightingale is silent from 4 Songs Op.4

      Singer: Olga Borodina. Performer: Larissa Gergieva.
      • Songs of Desire.
      • Philips.
      • 442780.
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      The Lark sings louder from In Spring Op.43

      Singer: Olga Borodina. Performer: Larissa Gergieva.
      • Songs of Desire.
      • Philips.
      • 442780.
  • Part 2

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      Scheherazade Op. 35

      Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Post-concert

    • Benjamin Britten

      Cantata academica Op.62

      Singer: Jennifer Vyvyan. Singer: Helen Watts. Singer: Peter Pears. Singer: Owen Brannigan. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: George Malcolm.
      • The Little Sweep / Cantata Academica.
      • Heritage.
      • HTGCD236.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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