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Naughty Limericks and Nutcracker Magic

Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra live in music by Shchedrin, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart’s turbulent piano concerto in C minor with pianist Gabriela Montero.

Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in music by two Russian composers. Rodion Shchedrin’s highly spirited first concerto for orchestra, derives from an irreverent type of topical song, often danced and sung accompanied by a balalaika or folk accordion. We also have further dance inspired music in Tchaikovsky’s sparkling Nutcracker Suite, which has entertained audiences for well over a hundred years with vivid depictions of a Sugar-Plum Fairy, and the Waltz of the Flowers.

Between these two lively Russian works, pianist Gabriela Montero joins the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for one of only two concertos Mozart composed in the minor key. The C minor concerto is rich, dark and brooding, and is the last work Mozart himself performed in public as a pianist. Upon hearing this work Beethoven exclaimed, “Ah, we shall never be able to do anything like that!”

Presented by Martin Handley, live from the Lighthouse in Poole.

Shchedrin: Concerto for Orchestra No 1 (Naughty Limericks)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K.491

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Interval music (from CD)
Anton Ferdinand Titz
Quartet in C minor (No. 4 of Six Quartets 1781)
Hoffmeister Quartet

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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a

Gabriela Montero, piano
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor)

Produced by Luke Whitlock

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Rodion Shchedrin

    Concerto for Orchestra No 1 (Naughty Limericks)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 4 in C minor, K 491

    Performer: Gabriela Montero. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
  • Anton Ferdinand Titz

    String Quartet in C minor, Op 1 No 4

    Performer: Hoffmeister Quartet.
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  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ondine (Gaspard de la nuit)

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Chopin/Liszt/Ravel: Benjamin Grosvenor.
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