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Stephen Hough joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto.

Stephen Hough joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto. Plus Chief Conductor Thomas Sondergard leads Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor.

Stephen Hough joins the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto. Plus Chief Conductor Thomas Sondergard leads Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor.

Recorded at Cheltenham Town Hall. Nicola Heywood Thomas presents.

Dvorak The Golden Spinning Wheel
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor

c. 8.25pm Interval

c. 8.45
Brahms Symphony No.1 in C minor

Stephen Hough (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

Dvorak wrote five symphonic poems, four of which are based on gruesome fairy tales by Karl Erben. The Golden Spinning Wheel is a great example of the composer's attention to bloodcurdling detail, with almost every bar relating to the original story. Mendelssohn's Italianate piano concerto will sweeten the tone before the marvellous statement that is Brahms' first symphony, which signalled the composer's escape from the shadows of Beethoven.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Golden Spinning-Wheel

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Concerto No 1 In G Minor, Op 25

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (Suite Bergamasque)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pagodes (Estampes)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • HYPERION : CDA 68139.
    • hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Stephen Hough

    Kyrie (Missa Mirabilis)

    Conductor: Andrew Litton. Orchestra: Colorado Symphony.
    • HYPERION CDA 68096.
    • HYPERION.
    • 6.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 1 In C minor, Op 68

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    String Quartet No. 9, Op 117

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Shostakovich: Complete string quartets.
    • CHANDOS.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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