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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Franck, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninov

From Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the CBSO conducted by Karina Canellakis. Franck: Le chasseur maudit. Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No 5. Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances.

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Introduced by Tom Redmond

Franck: Le Chasseur maudit
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.5 in F major, Op.103 (Egyptian)

8.20pm Interval

8.45pm
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op.45

Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis (conductor)

Tom Redmond presents conductor Karina Canellakis's CBSO debut with a programme of Franck, Saint-Saëns and Rachmaninov at Birmingham's Symphony Hall. Conjuring Lisztian dark magic, Franck's symphonic poem Le Chasseur maudit portrays the horrible fate of a defiant count cursed for eternity for hunting on the Sabbath. French pianist then joins the orchestra for a journey to Thebes - via Spain and Java - in a work composed on one of Saint-Saëns's frequent winter holidays to Luxor and described by him as a sea voyage. It's all wrapped up with Rachmaninov's sumptuous melodies in his by turns symphonic, balletic, and possibly autobiographical Symphonic Dances.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • César Franck

      Le Chasseur maudit

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Piano concerto no 5 in F major Op 103 "Egyptian"

      Performer: Cédric Tiberghien. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Claude Debussy

      Prelude no 3 "La Puerta del vino" from book 2

      Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Interval

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Ballade No 4 Op 52

      Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
  • Part 2

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      3 Symphonic dances Op 45

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.

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