Bells and Balls
Berlioz, Rachmaninov and a world premiere by Dani Howard live from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra ring in their new season with their brand new set of full-size church bells. They're put to good use in Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique - the love struck young composers thrilling evocation of opium fueled dreams, a glittering ball, and a witches sabbath.
The young Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii who has been blind since birth and who won the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition also joins the orchestra for Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2. Famous for its appearance in Brief Encounter Rachmaninov dedicated it to his therapist who helped him recover after a nervous breakdown.
The evening starts with the world premiere of a new piece by young Hong Kong born British composer Dani Howard.
Live from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.
Dani Howard: Coalescence
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2
Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano)
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko (conductor)