The BBC Philharmonic LIVE
The BBC Philharmonic in Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1 and Paul Ben-Haim's Symphony No 1, completed in 1940.
As Kate Molleson hosts a week of concerts from the BBC Orchestras – we are live from MediaCityUK, Salford. Sarah Walker presents the BBC Philharmonic in a pair of darkly personal works. Dmitri Shostakovich's powerful first violin concerto was suppressed by the composer until Stalin's death for fear of the consequences of publication; while German-Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim's first symphony from 1940 is infused with grim intensity of a world at war
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Paul Ben-Haim: Symphony No. 1
Aleksey Semenenko (violin)
Omer Meir Wellber (conductor)