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Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture

Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic perform Vaughan Williams' overture to The Wasps, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini and Elgar's Symphony No 1.

Penny Gore presents a concert given by conductor Juanjo Mena at the helm of the BBC Philharmonic, featuring Vaughan Williams' overture to the incidental music for The Wasps; also, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, with pianist Stephen Hough as soloist, and finishing with Elgar's First Symphony. This concert is part of Radio 3's season Breaking Free: a Century of Russian culture, exploring its impact not only in the country but beyond its frontiers.

2pm
Vaughan Williams: The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite - Overture
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op 43, for piano and orchestra
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55
Stephen Hough (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps - Aristophanic suite (from incidental music): Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op.43 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Federico Mompou

    Jeunes filles au Jardin?

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony no. 1 in A flat major Op.55

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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