BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: ‘Pastoral’ Symphony Classical

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: ‘Pastoral’ Symphony

Runnicles Conducts the ‘Pastoral’ Symphony

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (c.9 mins)
Piano Concerto No.24, K.491 (c.31 mins)
Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’ (c.46 mins)

Christian Blackshaw piano
Donald Runnicles

Mozart’s dramatic Piano Concerto No.24, played here by British pianist and Mozart specialist Christian Blackshaw, is an ideal companion-piece for Beethoven’s much-loved (and deceptively relaxed) ‘Pastoral’ symphony. To open the evening, the quiet revolution of Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’aprèsmidi d’un faune.

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