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BBC Symphony Orchestra on tour

The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2 and Mahler's Symphony No 4 at the Edinburgh Festival. Plus, Grieg, Faure and choral music by Joanna Marsh.

Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No.2 and Mahler's 4th Symphony from the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival, plus more choral music by Joanna Marsh from The BBC Singers, and a further concert given at Maida Vale Studios by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, featuring Louise Farrenc's Overture No.1, Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor and Faure's Pelleas et Melisande.

Presented by Kate Molleson.

Continuing with recordings taken from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's recent touring activities, today we hear Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No.2 with soloist Kirill Gerstein, and Mahler's Symphony No.4 with soprano Christina Gansch, given at a concert at Edinburgh's Usher Hall as part of this year's Edinburgh Festival.
The afternoon continues with another recording of choral music by Joanna Marsh - Weighing the Earth - made by the BBC Singers under conductor Owain Park.
And we end the programme with a recent concert given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale Studios in London, including the dramatic Overture No.1 by Louise Farrenc, Grieg's much-loved Piano Concerto in A minor with soloist Elizabeth Brauss, and Faure's intensely romantic Pelleas et Melisande, all conducted by Francois Leleux.

2.00pm
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F major, Op.102
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G major

Kirill Gerstein, piano
Christina Gansch, soprano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor

3.25pm
Joanna Marsh: Weighing the Earth

BBC Singers
Owain Park, conductor

3.30pm
Louise Farrenc - Overture No.1, Op.23
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Gabriel Faure: Pelleas et Melisande

Elizabeth Brauss, piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Francois Leleux, conductor

3 hours

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Concerto 2 in F Op.102

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz

    Performer: Kirill Gerstein.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.4

    Singer: Christina Gansch. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Joanna Marsh

    Weighing The Earth

    Performer: Owain Park. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Overture No.1 Op.23

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François Leleux.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.16

    Performer: Elisabeth Brauss. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François Leleux.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pelleas et Melisande

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François Leleux.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt Suite - The Death of Ase; In the Hall of the Moutain King

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: François Leleux.
  • Gustav Holst

    Egdon Heath

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Teldec.
  • Frederick Delius

    A Late Lark for tenor and small orchestra

    Singer: Susan Gritton. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Susan Gritton Sings Britten/Finzi/Delius.
    • Chandos.
    • 20.

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