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Music of love and anxiety

Vasily Petrenko conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian and Walton.

Vasily Petrenko conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian and Walton.

Live from the​ Royal Festival Hall, London.
Prsented by Martin Handley

Khachaturian: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

8.15: Interval

Walton: Symphony No. 1

George Li, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

William Walton was the original angry young composer, and his First Symphony is a cry of rage from an age of anxiety, a controlled explosion of anger, ardour and shattering power. There’s no possible way to follow it, so guest conductor Vasily Petrenko looks back to his childhood in the USSR, and starts the concert with the no-holds-barred romance of Khachaturian’s famous Adagio. And pianist George Li, a medallist in the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow, joins them in Tchaikovsky’s hugely popular First Piano Concerto.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (Spartacus - Suite No.2)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23

    Performer: George Li. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Dance of the Blessed Spirits

    Performer: George Li.
  • Nikolai Golovanov

    Our Father

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    Salvation is created

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Alexander Gretchaninov

    Of thy mystical supper

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    Let my prayer arise

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No.1 in B flat minor

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, H VIIe 1

    Performer: Maurice André. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos.
    • Haydn/Telemann/Albinoni: Trumpet Concertos: Andre/LPO/Lopez-Cobos.
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    • 1.

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