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