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Shostakovich Festive Overture Op. 96
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18
Walton Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor
BCP’s cycle of Rachmaninov’s piano
concertos with Serbian pianist Stefan Ciric
concludes tonight with the most famous of
them all: No 2. It has everything: drama,
mystery, romance, fireworks from the soloist
and an endless supply of melody.
BCP’s final concert in 2019 begins with
Shostakovich’s raucous Festive Overture;
written after the death of Stalin, this is
very much Shostakovich Unplugged.
The final work of the evening is Walton’s
volcanic 1st Symphony; the work that, at a
stroke, put Walton in the very top flight of
international composers. It, too, tells the story
of a love affair, and the majestic finale shows
Walton at his brilliant, ceremonial best.
Tom Gauterin – ‘a significant talent’