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Week of May 9, 2011

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Sergey Khachatryan, violin

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TCHAIKOVSKY: Fantasy-Overture from "Romeo and Juliet"
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto no. 2 in c-sharp minor, Op. 129
MOZART: Symphony No. 40
RESPIGHI: Toccata for Piano and Orchestra -BBC Philharmonic, Sir Edward Downes, conductor, Geoffrey Tozer, piano (Chandos 9311) RESPIGHI Belfagor Overture, Toccata for Piano and Orchestra, etc.

Sergey Khachatryan gives a fabulous performance of the Shostakovich Violin Concerto in this concert. Hailing from a family of pianists, he was forbidden to play it as a child but as it turns out, he found his perfect match when he started on the violin.

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Gianandrea Noseda

Sergey Khachatryan

Piotr Tchaikovsky

Dmitri Shostakovich