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Monday - European Concert Showcase

Herbert Blomstedt conducts Mendelssohn's Symphonies Nos 3 and 4 with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic plays Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances.

Tom McKinney presents a selection of the finest concerts from across Europe all this week, celebrating 50 years of the European Broadcasting Union's music exchange - a swapping service between European broadcasters. Today Herbert Blomstedt, who turned 90 this year, conducts Mendelssohn's Symphonies Nos 3 and 4 in a concert with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic plays Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances in a concert recorded in March 2017 in the opening gala week at the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg.

2pm:
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), Op 26
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 in A, 'Italian'
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 in A minor, 'Scottish'
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
conductor Herbert Blomstedt

c.3.25pm:

Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op 45
Jan Lisiecki (piano)
Rotterdam Philharmonic
conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture Op.26

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony no. 4 in A major Op.90 (Italian)

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony no. 3 in A minor Op.56 (Scottish)

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the waterfront - suite from the film music

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Concerto no. 1 in E minor Op.11 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Jan Lisiecki. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    3 Symphonic dances Op.45 for orchestra

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in G flat major, Op 10 No 5, 'Black key'

    Performer: Jan Lisiecki.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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