MF16 BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Joseph Swensen conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin piano
Greig – Peer Gynt Suite No 1 Op 46
Rachmaninov -Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18
Tchaikovsky– Symphony No 6 in B minor Op 74 Pathétique
The BBC National Orchestra ofWales crosses the Severn from its Cardiff base in the company of the Norwegian- American conductor Joseph Swensen – well known to British listeners for his successful period at the head of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The programme consists of three familiar masterpieces of the Romantic era. The First Suite from Grieg’s music for Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt includes the well-known “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King”. Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto would deserve its universal popularity even if had not been plundered for the film Brief Encounter. We can expect an authentically Russian interpretation from Yevgeny Sudbin, hailed by the Daily Telegraph as possessing “the touch of a true master” and by Piano magazine as an artist “who seems destined to take his place among the elect”. Tchaikovsky’s passionate last symphony, the Pathétique, provides a perfect close to the evening and
to this year’s Mozartfest.
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Supported by The Roper Family Charitable Trust