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BBC Philharmonic: Saint-Saens and Janacek

The BBC Philharmonic are conducted by Edward Gardner in a programme book-ended by Czech music. They are joined by virtuoso Louis Lortie for contrasting piano music by Saint-Saens.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Smetana: The Bartered Bride, Overture
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No 4
Saint-Saëns: Rhapsodie d'Auvergne

8.20 Music Interval

8.40
Berlioz: The Trojans: Royal Hunt and Storm
Janácek: Sinfonietta

BBC Philharmonic
Louis Lortie (piano)
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Virtuoso pianist Louis Lortie joins the BBC Philharmonic for two contrasting pieces by Saint-Saëns, his innovative Fourth Piano Concerto and his atmospheric and engaging Rhapsodie d'Auvergne in which, unusually for this composer, he quotes French folk song. Berlioz's dramatic Royal Hunt and Storm follows the interval and the programme is book-ended by Czech music; Smetana's energetic Overture to his nationalistic opera The Bartered Bride opening the proceedings and the utterly unique sound-world of Janácek's Sintonietta bringing the concert to a thrilling end.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Bedrich Smetana

    Bartered Bride: Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Piano Concerto No. 4

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Rhapsodie d'Auvergne

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Barcarolle No 7 in D minor

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Barcarolle No 6 in E flat

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Nocturne No 6 in D flat

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Royal Hunt and Storm from The Trojans

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Leos Janáček

    Sinfonietta

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Robert Schumann

    Kreisleriana, Op 16

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony.
  • Robert Schumann

    Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Kinderszenen)

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • PHILIPS.

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