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Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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GlasgowAfternoon Performance: Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2

Svendsen, Rachmaninov, Sibelius
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Tabita Berglund; Sir Stephen Hough

GlasgowBartók: Music For Strings, Percussion and Celeste

Xenakis, Debussy, Ligeti, Bartók
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Ilan Volkov

GlasgowChristmas at the Movies

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Roderick Dunk; Jamie MacDougall
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Vivid late autumn colours from Martyn Brabbins and the BBCSSO

The programme featured Sibelius's vividly terrifying Tapiola, alongside a gorgeous Four Last Songs with Elizabeth Llewellyn and Vaughan Williams's wistful Fifth Symphony.

****1
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A farewell to arms: Dausgaard's impressive valediction to the BBC SSO

Thomas Dausgaard and his Scottish players probe beneath the surface in symphonies by Sibelius and Nielsen, while Jan Lisiecki seeks out maximum contrasts in a Beethoven concerto.
****1
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Dausgaard and BBCSSO put the Viking back into Nielsen

Dausgaard is in his natural habitat when conducting music by his compatriot and his account of the Sinfonia espansiva proves the highlight of this Prom. 
****1
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Finally back indoors: a thrilling EIF opening concert

Sir Donald Runnicles led a vivid account of The Pines of Rome and an exciting yet thoughtful performance of Carmina Burana with three superb soloists.

****1
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Infectious dynamism from Currie, intensity from an assured BBC SSO

An exciting European premiere of Nicole Lizée's percussion concerto from Colin Currie, Alpesh Chauhan and the BBC SSO, followed by touching intensity in Bruckner, and an assured Shostakovich Fifth Symphony.
***11
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BBC SSO/Volkov: a night of the earthy and the unearthly

Walshe’s quirky The Site of an Investigation, in its London premiere, and Brahms A German Requiem look at the heavens and the earth. 
***11
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