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.
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)
Juanjo Mena (conductor).