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Malcolm Arnold Festival 2019

The BBC Concert Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth play music by Arnold and his friend Shostakovich; 'kindred spirits in a barbaric world'. From the Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

Martin Handley presents a concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra and their Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth, with music by Arnold and a composer he greatly admired, Shostakovich. They had a number of secret meetings in Russia - ‘We’re kindred spirits in a rough and barbaric world’ Shostakovich told Arnold. It was recorded on 13th October at the Royal and Derngate, Northampton, as part of the 14th annual festival. They are joined by rising young star Rose McLachlan in Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto, which he wrote in 1957 for his son Maxim's 19th birthday.

Arnold: Homage to the Queen Suite
Shostakovich: The Age of Gold Suite

8.10 Interval Music (from CD
Arnold: English Dances Op.27 (arr. Ray Farr); Fantasy for Brass Band Op.114
Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band, conductor Elgar Howarth

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Shostokovich: Piano Concerto No 2
Arnold: Symphony No 2

Rose McLachlan (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

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Fri 1 Nov 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Malcolm Arnold

    Homage to the Queen

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Golden Age ballet suite

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    English Dances (Set 1)

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Fantasy

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Concerto No 2

    Performer: Rose McLachlan. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Symphony No 2

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Franz Liszt

    Reminiscences of Don Juan (after Mozart)

    Performer: Earl Wild.

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