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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

The RLPO plays Wagner, Elgar and Schumann, live from Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool.

Live from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.
Presented by Tom Redmond.

The RLPO plays Wagner, Elgar and Schumann.

Wagner: Overture, Rienzi
Elgar: Cello Concerto

8.15: Interval

8.35: Schumann: Symphony No 2

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Ben Gernon, conductor

Young Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan caused quite a stir at the 2016 Proms. Tonight, he plays Elgar's Cello Concerto, with its blend of poetry, passion and very English nostalgia. Shropshire-born Ben Gernon is another fast-rising talent, and he brings Wagner's barnstorming Rienzi overture, and Schumann's Second Symphony, basically a coded love-letter to the composer's wife, to complete the programme.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Rienzi Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Giovanni Sollima

    Lamentatio for cello solo

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan.
  • Trad Catalonia

    Song of the Birds

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Music Arranger: Pau Casals.
  • Robert Schumann

    6 Studies, Op.56, arr. Debussy for 2 pianos

    Music Arranger: Claude Debussy. Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony no. 2 in C major, Op. 61

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Hubert Parry

    Songs of Farewell

    Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge. Director: Richard Marlow.
    • Conifer.

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