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Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend at Cedars Hall, Wells - Towards the Revolution

The Symbolist pictures of Prokofiev's Vision Fugitives, luminous Scriabin, and Rachmaninov's 1902 Variations on a Theme of Chopin.

This week's Lunchtime Concerts were recorded at Radio 3's Big Chamber Weekend at Cedars Hall at Wells Cathedral School in September 2017, where Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov curated a weekend of short concerts to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Today, the Symbolist pictures of Prokofiev's Vision Fugitives, luminous Scriabin, and Rachmaninov's 1902 Variations on a Theme of Chopin.

Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op. 22
Scriabin: Vers la flame
Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme by Chopin Op. 22

Alexander Melnikov (piano)

Produced by Dominic Jewel for BBC Wales.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Visions Fugitives Op.22

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Vers La Flamme Op.72

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op.22

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.

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