The Ulster orchestra conducted by Ilyich Rivas, in a programme featuring program music and transcriptions, opening with Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No 1; followed by Respighi's Fountains of Rome, the colourful evocation of water, ever present in the Eternal City; then, Rachmaninov's 5 Etudes tableaux, an orchestration by Respighi taken from selected piano pieces by the Russian composer published under his Op 33 and Op 39; after that concert, Ilyich Rivas returns to conduct the orchestra in Prokofiev's Symphony No 5; then Daniele Rustioni takes to the rostrum to conduct the ensemble in concert including Alfredo Casella's Paganiniana, a divertimento for orchestra inspired on themes by Paganini, written in 1941, followed by two pieces by the Italian-born, British composer Elisabetta Brusa, which bring the afternoon to a close: Simply Largo and Symphony No 2. Presented by Hannah French. 2.00 Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No 1; Respighi: Fountains of Rome; Rachmaninov, orch. by Respighi: 5 Etudes tableaux, Op 61. The Ulster Orchestra, Ilyich Rivas (conductor). 2.55 Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 in B-flat major, Op 100. The Ulster Orchestra, Illyich Rivas (conductor). 3.40 Alfredo Casella: Paganiniana, Op 65; Elisabetta Brusa: Simply Largo; Elisabetta Brusa: Symphony No 2. The Ulster Orchestra, Daniele Rustioni (conductor).
Running Time: 150 minutes (approx)
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