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Schumann's Cello Concerto and Mahler's Symphony No 5

Our first 'Take Five' young performers concert this week comes from the Royal Northern College of Music with Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor and Mahler's Symphony No 5.

The first concert in our week-long focus on young artists on Radio 3 "Take 5". Tonight's concert comes from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Rebecca Tong conducts cellist Yukyung Na and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra for Schumann's lyrical, flowing cello concerto. In the second half of the concert Vassily Sinaisky takes the helm for Mahler's virtuosic orchestral tour-de-force, his Symphony No 5. The students were keen to give the audience something out of the ordinary so treated them, and us, to a surprise as well.
Elizabeth Alker presents.

Programme

Part 1
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor*

Interval
During the interval Elizabeth talks to three graduate students from the RNCM about their thoughts on preparing for a career in classical music today.

Part 2
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor+

Yukyung Na (cello)
RNCM Symphony Orchestra
Rebecca Tong (conductor)*
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)+

20 days left to listen

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Nate Chivers

    Surprise!

    Director: Darren Gallagher. Orchestra: RNCM Symphony Orchestra.
  • Robert Schumann

    Cello concert in A minor

    Performer: Yukyung Na. Orchestra: RNCM Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rebecca Tong.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 5

    Orchestra: RNCM Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
  • Robert Schumann

    Kinderszenen op 15

    Performer: Marie Ythier.

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