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BBC Philharmonic

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, perform music by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera, and are joined by Alban Gerhardt for Shostakovich's Second Cello Concerto.

From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena in music by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera. They are joined by Alban Gerhardt for Shostakovich's Second Cello Concerto.

Presented by Stuart Flinders

Tchaikovsky: The Voyevoda, Op 78
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 2

8:15 Music interval

8:35
Ginastera: Panambi (complete ballet)

Tchaikovsky's tale of a jealous husband seeking revenge but who ultimately meets a bloody end is rarely heard in concert, but the music is amongst his most thrilling, dramatic and spine-chilling. Ginastera's Op 1, his ballet Panambi, was begun while he was an eighteen year-old student. Its scenario includes water sprites, a viper, an evil sorcerer and a beautiful heroine and takes place during a single night. The opulent sunrise which closes the piece demonstrates his confident and colourful handling of a large orchestra. The orchestra and Juanjo Mena are joined by Alban Gerhardt as soloist in Shostakovich's dark and intense Second Cello Concerto.

BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Manchester Chamber Choir (ladies' voices).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Voyevoda Op 78

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Concerto No 2

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Danzas Argentinas Op.2

    Performer: Barbara Nissman.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Panambi

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Choir: Manchester Chamber Choir Ladies. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Percy Grainger

    Scotch Strathspey and Reel

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Country Gardiner Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • The music of Percy Grainger: Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Percy Grainger

    Shepherd's Hey!

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Grainger: The Grainger Edition: Various Artists.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Percy Grainger

    Free Music No 1 for four theremins

    Performer: Lydia Kavina.
    • MODE.
  • Percy Grainger

    Irish Tune from County Derry for unaccompanied chorus

    Choir: Chamber Choir Ireland. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • RTE Lyric fm.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Warriors

    Performer: Malcolm Wilson. Performer: Roderick Elms. Performer: Wayne Marshall. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Thomas Tallis

    In jenunio et fletu

    Choir: Alamire. Director: David Skinner.
    • OBSIDIAN.
  • Percy Grainger

    Shallow Brown

    Singer: John Shirley‚ÄźQuirk. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • London.

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