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Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by John Storgårds, performs Rachmaninov's The Isle of the Dead, Shostakovich’s Symphony No 11 and the world premiere of Outi Tarkiainen’s Midnight Sun Variations.

Tom Service and Jess Gillam introduce an evening of light and darkness. John Storgårds conducts the BBC Philharmonic in two dark Russian classics, Rachmaninov’s atmospheric The Isle of the Dead and Shostakovich’s broody Symphony No 11, 'The Year 1905'. Bringing light and hope is the world premiere of Finnish composer Outi Tarkiainen’s Midnight Sun Variations.

1 hour, 44 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Service
Presenter Jess Gillam
Conductor John Storgårds
Orchestra BBC Philharmonic
Producer Ian Russell
Director Helen Mansfield

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