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Philharmonia Orchestra: Rachmaninov and Vaughan Williams

Date: Thursday 26th February

Venue: Main Auditorium - 7.30pm

Philharmonia Orchestra: Rachmaninov and Vaughan Williams

BCEX and Bedford Borough Council presents
Philharmonia Orchestra: Rachmaninov and Vaughan Williams

Martyn Brabbins conductor

Serhiy Salov piano

 

GLINKA Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 3

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5

 

The ecstatic virtuosity of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.

3 meets the sweeping grandeur of Vaughan Williams’s Fifth

Symphony, all led by the celebrated British conductor,

Martyn Brabbins. Vaughan Williams’s symphony began its life

as an orchestral version of his as yet unfinished opera,

Pilgrim’s Progress. However, the end result moved away from

anything directly programmatic and instead became

a work of shifting harmonies, plaintive horn-calls and

quiet melodic beauty – a welcome respite to the destruction

of World War II that otherwise surrounded the symphony’s

creation.

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