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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Stravinsky and Beethoven.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Stravinsky's Firebird and Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with pianist Kirill Gerstein.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Stravinsky's Firebird and Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with pianist Kirill Gerstein.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Stravinsky: Scherzo à la russe
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)

8.15: Interval

Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet (1910)

Kirill Gerstein, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Urbanski, conductor

Stravinsky's Scherzo a la russe opens the concert in a lively way, before virtuosic Kirill Gerstein performs one of the greatest of all piano concertos - Beethoven's 'Emperor'. The concert concludes with Stravinsky's complete ballet score for The Firebird, based on a Russian fairy tale.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo a la russe

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Krzysztof Urbański.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major, Op.73 'Emperor'

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz Op. 42 in A-flat

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird (complete ballet)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Krzysztof Urbański.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Hide thou thy hated beams....Waft her, angels (Jephtha)

    Singer: Allan Clayton. Ensemble: Classical Opera Company Orchestra. Conductor: Ian Page.
  • Bartlomiej Pekiel

    Missa Concertata La Lombardesca

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.

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