Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Walton's Cello Concerto

Cellist Johannes Moser joins Kirill Karabits and the BSO in Stravinsky, Walton and Shostakovich.

Recorded at the Anvil, Basingstoke, on 1st December.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Cellist Johannes Moser joins Kirill Karabits and the BSO in Stravinsky, Walton and Shostakovich.

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

Walton: Cello Concerto

8.15: Interval

Shostakovich: Symphony No.1

Johannes Moser, cello
Kirill Karabits, conductor

Shostakovich was just 19 when he wrote his First Symphony as a graduation exercise in composition at the Leningrad Conservatory, but it speaks in his own distinctive voice, juxtaposing the ironic with the romantic, the intimate with the bombastic.
Pulcinella marked an important turning point in Stravinsky’s career, heralding his “neo-classical'' style which was to dominate his later works. Unlike his earlier ballets, characterised by huge orchestras and innovative rhythms, it is simple and sparse, using Pergolesi’s melodies and bass lines with little change. Walton’s Cello Concerto is introspective and reflective, combing romanticism with sizzling virtuosity.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella Suite

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • William Walton

    Cello Concerto

    Performer: Johannes Moser. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Saraband from Cello Suite no. 4

    Performer: Johannes Moser.
  • Edward German

    Three Dances from Henry VIII

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra. Conductor: Dan Godfrey.
    • Columbia.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 1

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Tahiti Trot, Op. 16 (Tea for Two)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata in C minor, D 958

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • PHILIPS.

Broadcast

Featured in...

The women erased from musical history

The women erased from musical history

Discover the music of five forgotten women composers, performed in a special IWD concert.

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Music by Malcolm Arnold, Edward Elgar and Herbert Howells.