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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)
BBC Philharmonic
Omer Meir Wellber (conductor)

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Violin Concerto No.1

    Performer: Aleksey Semenenko. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber.
  • Paul Ben-Haim

    Symphony No.1

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber.
  • Franz Liszt

    Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 3)

    Performer: Mariam Batsashvili.


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