Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert - Russian Revolutionaries

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01Elisabeth Leonskaja20171107

Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano) plays Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky at LSO St Luke's, London.

Fiona Talkington presents Georgian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja playing Russian music from before and after the Revolutions of 1917.

Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No 2 in B minor, Op 61
Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata in G major, Op 37
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano)

A century ago this week, Russia was convulsed by the first of two revolutions in a single year. (It's called the February Revolution because Russia still used an old calendar at that time.) To mark the anniversary, this Russian Revolutionaries series from LSO St Luke's in London features four pianists from Russia, Georgia and the Ukraine delving into the riches of Russian piano music composed before, after and even during the momentous year of 1917 - by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The series begins today with Georgian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja.

(piano) plays Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky at LSO St Luke's, London.

02Breaking Free: A Century Of Russian Culture - Russian Revolutionaries. Alexei Volodin20171108

Alexei Volodin (piano) plays Prokofiev, Medtner and Rachmaninov at LSO St Luke's, London.

Fiona Talkington presents pianist Alexei Volodin in Russian music from before and after the Revolutions of 1917.

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Before Parting (Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, No 10)
Medtner: Fairy Tale in C sharp minor, Op 35 No 4
Rachmaninov: Fragments (1917)
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 1
Alexei Volodin (piano)

A century ago this week, Russia was convulsed by the second of two revolutions in a single year. (It's called the October Revolution because Russia still used an old calendar at that time.) To mark the anniversary, this Russian Revolutionaries series from LSO St Luke's in London features four pianists from Russia, Georgia and Ukraine delving into the riches of Russian piano music composed before, after and even during the momentous year of 1917 - by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. In today's concert, Russian pianist Alexei Volodin includes music that Rachmaninov composed just after the October Revolution, and just before he left Russia for good.

03Breaking Free: A Century Of Russian Culture - Russian Revolutionaries. Anna Vinnitskaya20171109

Anna Vinnitskaya (piano) performs Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev at LSO St Luke's

Fiona Talkington presents pianist Anna Vinnitskaya in Russian music from before and after the Revolutions of 1917.

Tchaikovsky: January, March and April (from The Seasons)
Shostakovich: Dances of the Dolls
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 6 in A major, Op 82
Anna Vinnitskaya (piano)

A century ago this week, Russia was convulsed by the second of two revolutions in a single year. (It's called the October Revolution because Russia still used an old calendar at that time.) To mark the anniversary, this Russian Revolutionaries series from LSO St Luke's in London features four pianists from Russia, Georgia and Ukraine delving into the riches of Russian piano music composed before, after and even during the momentous year of 1917 - by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. In today's concert Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya includes Shostakovich's rarely heard set of pieces for children, Dances of the Dolls.
Part of Radio 3's season Breaking Free: A Century of Russian Culture.

04Breaking Free: A Century Of Russian Culture - Russian Revolutionaries. Vadym Kholodenko20171110

Vadym Kholodenko (piano) performs Rachmaninov and Medtner at LSO St Luke's in London.

Fiona Talkington presents Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko playing Russian music from before and after the Revolutions of 1917.

Rachmaninov: 3 Preludes from Op 32: No 1 in C major, No 2 in B flat minor, No 11 in B major
Medtner: 3 Fairy Tales: Op 9 No 2 in C major, Op 20 No 2 in B minor, Op 51 No 1 in D minor
Rachmaninov: Etudes Tableaux Op 33, Nos 2-4
Rachmaninov: Etudes Tableaux Op 39, Nos 6-9
Vadym Kholodenko (piano)

A century ago this week, Russia was convulsed by the second of two revolutions in a single year. (It's called the October Revolution because Russia still used an old calendar at that time.) To mark the anniversary, this Russian Revolutionaries series from LSO St Luke's in London features four pianists from Russia, Georgia and Ukraine delving into the riches of Russian piano music composed before, after and even during the momentous year of 1917 - by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. In today's concert Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko includes music Rachma.