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Something Magical

Andris Nelsons conducts the
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Rimsky-Korsakov may have tried to edit out some of the wildness of Musorgsky's Night on Bare mountain, but the CBSO and conductor Andris Nelsons were clearly having none of it (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 4 February 2010). This was as fiercely black an account as I've heard; they even made something magical of the quiet ending which can sometimes be a bit of an anti-climax.

Baiba Skride joined the orchestra for Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1...

Copyright © 7 February 2010 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MODEST MUSORGSKY

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

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