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Leonskaja's Brahms

Legendary pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja joins the BBC SSO and Thomas Dausgaard to perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No 1 in a programme including Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.

Live from City Halls Glasgow

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Legendary pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja joins the BBC SSO and Thomas Dausgaard to perform Brahms' Piano Concerto No 1; alongside Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1

8.20 Interval

8.40 Part 2
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

The BBC SSO and their chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard perform a mighty diptych: two works from the classical music canon from the stage of the orchestra's home in Glasgow's City Halls. They are joined by that most masterful interpreter of Brahms, Elisabeth Leonskaja, to perform what is possibly the composer's most heartfelt music: his First Piano Concerto. And the orchestra itself is showcased in Bartok's glossiest and most virtuosic orchestral work: his Concerto for Orchestra.

Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

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Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No.1

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sehnsucht (Nostalgia)

    Performer: Matthias Goerne. Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Quintet

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja. Ensemble: Artemis Quartet.
  • Béla Bartók

    44 Duos for 2 violins (35 & 36)

    Performer: Sarah Nemtanu. Performer: Deborah Nemtanu.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Béla Bartók

    String Quartet No.1, Op.7

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.

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