BBC Philharmonic & Alban Gerhardt - Anna Clyne's DANCE
Young British conductor Ben Gernon joins the BBC Philharmonic to bring us into the new year as the Salford orchestra begin the second half of their 2022-23 season.
The concert opens with an atmospheric picture of dawn over Moscow in Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestration of the Prelude to Act I of Mussorgsky’s opera Khovantshina.
Highly regarded for his performances, one of the world's most versatile cellists, Berlin-born Alban Gerhardt deftly weaves his way through Anna Clyne’s masterful DANCE, a five-movement folkish foray into the timelessly lyrical lines of Persian poet Rumi.
Brimming with both complexity and personality, Clyne’s concerto whets the appetite for Rachmaninov’s full-blooded Second Symphony – here lush melody and symphonic depth flow from one of Russia’s most Romantic souls.