Click here for the Audio Player – Prague Spring Festival, 1979 – BBC Symphony, conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky with Pianist Viktoria Postnikova – Part 1
Click here for the Audio Player – Prague Spring Festival, 1979 – BBC Symphony, conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky with Pianist Viktoria Postnikova – Part 2
Over to Prague from 1979 this week for a concert by the BBC Symphony, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and featuring Viktoria Postnikova, piano. The concert was recorded during the legendary Prague Spring Festival and features works by Prokofiev, Janacek, Britten and Elgar.
Here’s what’s on the players:
Part 1 (top player)
1. Prokofiev: Overture on Jewish Themes
2. Janacek: The Fiddler’s Child
3. Britten: Diversions on a Theme for Piano and Orchestra (featuring Viktoria Postnikova)
Part 2 (bottom player)
1. Elgar: Variations on An Original Theme (Enigma)
No announcements at all, so check back to this page to see what’s next after each round of applause.
In the meantime, enjoy.
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