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Saved from the Titanic

The Chineke! Orchestra play Coleridge-Taylor's Violin Concerto with Elena Urioste and Brahms's Second Symphony.

Live from the Queen Elizabeth hall, London

Presented by Georgia Mann

Coleridge-Taylor wrote his Violin Concerto in 1912 for an American soloist, sending the completed score of the on the Titanic. The material never arrived, of course, and he had to hastily rewrite the piece from memory.
Brahms finished his Second Symphony some 35 years earlier, claiming that it was ‘so melancholy that you will not be able to bear it. I have never written anything so sad, and the score must come out in mourning’. Nothing could be further from the truth – this symphony is one of the composer’s sunniest and most cheerful works.
Kevin John Edusei makes a welcome return to conduct Chineke! and the violin soloist is Elena Urioste, one of Radio 3’s New Generation artists.

Weber: Overture, Oberon
Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.80

8.15: Interval

Brahms: Symphony No.2

Elena Urioste (violin)
Chineke! Orchestra
Kevin John Edusei (conductor)

Coleridge-Taylor wrote his Violin Concerto in 1912 for an American soloist, sending the completed score of the on the Titanic. The material never arrived, of course, and he had to hastily rewrite the piece from memory.
Brahms finished his Second Symphony some 35 years earlier, claiming that it was ‘so melancholy that you will not be able to bear it. I have never written anything so sad, and the score must come out in mourning’.
Nothing could be further from the truth – this symphony is one of the composer’s sunniest and most cheerful works.
Kevin John Edusei makes a welcome return to conduct Chineke! and the violin soloist is Elena Urioste, one of Radio 3’s New Generation artists.

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Overture - Oberon

    Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
  • Elena Urioste

    Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.80

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

    Double Bass Concerto No 2 in D major

    Performer: Chi-Chi Nwanoku. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Goodwin.
    • HYPERION.
  • Jules Massenet

    Fantaisie for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Matthias Pintscher

    Reflections on Narcissus - Reflection II

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester.
    • Kairos.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Tarantella (Suite Italienne for cello and piano)

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Performer: Lars Vogt. Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Russian Cello Sonatas.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 17.

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