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Lauren Zhang's Rachmaninov

Lauren Zhang joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto, and conductor Mark Wigglesworth leads music by Prokofiev and Alissa Firsova.

Lauren Zhang brings youthful verve to a performance of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto. Described as the "Everest of piano concertos" because of the scale of the technical demands it makes on its pianist, it also covers a huge emotional terrain in its adventurous musical design. Zhang is reunited with the conductor Mark Wigglesworth: with whom she won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2018 performing Prokofiev.
And Prokofiev's Symphony no 7 precedes the concerto performance. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform this melancholic work, from 1957.
Prokofiev is a Russian composer, and another Russian-born composer is Alissa Firsova. The orchestra begins its concert with a performance of her ecstatically romantic music "Die Windsbraut", inspired by the tragic love affair between Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka as depicted in his titular painting, "The Bride of the Wind".

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Kate Molleson

Firsova: Die Windsbraut
Prokofiev: Symphony no 7

8.10 Interval

8.30 Part 2
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no 3

Lauren Zhang (piano)
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Mar 2020 19:30

Music Played

  • Alissa Firsova

    Die Windsbraut op.38

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No.7

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Alissa Firsova

    Tennyson Fantasy: Come Down, O Maid ...

    Ensemble: Tippett Quartet.
  • Elena Olegovna Firsova

    For Alissa

    Performer: Alissa Firsova.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No.3

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade for Wind

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.

Broadcast

  • Thu 5 Mar 2020 19:30

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