Dvořák: Slavonic Dances op. 46 (Nos. 5-8), Tippett: Piano Concerto

Sir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra
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In 1941, the pacifistic oratorio A Child of Our Time made Sir Michael Tippet famous. His piano concerto, composed a few years later, has a distinctively filigree orchestral style. There are echoes of his opera The Midsummer Marriage, which was written around the same time, and loosely follows the plot of Mozart's Magic Flute. At the keyboard is Peter Donohoe, highly rated for his Tippett interpretations. Additionally, Sir Simon Rattle und das London Symphony Orchestra perform the second half of the orchestral version of the Slavonic Dances op. 46 by Antonín Dvořák – you can find the first half in the takt1 concert stream from October 15th. In both halves, it's clear that it's a work very close to Sir Simon's heart.


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recorded at 10/29/2020, 08:00pm (CET)
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Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances op. 46 (orch.)
  • No. 5 Allegro vivace (Skočná)
  • No. 6 Allegretto scherzando (Sousedská)
  • No. 7 Allegro assai (Skočná)
  • No. 8 Presto (Furiant)
Sir Michael Tippett: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
  • I. Allegro non-troppo
  • II. Molto lento e tranquile
  • III. Vivace