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Nicola Benedetti plays Elgar's Violin Concerto

Live from the Barbican Hall, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's dark and passionate Symphony No 7. Nicola Benedetti joins for Elgar's Violin Concerto.

Live from the Barbican Hall, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dvorak's dark and passionate Symphony No 7. Nicola Benedetti joins for Elgar's Violin Concerto.

Presented by Natasha Riordan.

Elgar: Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op.61

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Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D Minor Op.70

Nicola Benedetti (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo for Elgar’s Violin Concerto – a work in which bravura technique and dazzling display meet confessional intimacy, one the composer himself described as ‘too emotional’. The concerto is paired with Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, whose brooding opening movement and elegiac Adagio grew out of recent tragedy – the loss of the composer’s mother and the mental collapse of his friend and colleague Smetana. It was premiered in London and considered by many to be his finest symphony.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade, Op 73 No 2

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Stephen Westrop. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Elgar: Choral Songs: London Symphony Chorus/Handley.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto in B Minor Op.61

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Klavierstucke Op.119

    Performer: Nicholas Angelich.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
  • Edward Elgar

    Dream children Op 43 Andantino

    Performer: Ashley Wass.
    • NAXOS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No.7 in D Minor Op.70

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Five Bagatelles, Op.47

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • DECCA.

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