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.
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor*
During the interval Elizabeth talks to three graduate students from the RNCM about their thoughts on preparing for a career in classical music today.
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor+
Yukyung Na (cello)
RNCM Symphony Orchestra
Rebecca Tong (conductor)*
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)+