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  • Dvořák Carnival Overture 9′
  • Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 27′
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2 42′

When Brahms wrote his Second Symphony he was in a holiday mood: it’s music of sunshine, warmth, and long afternoons by Alpine lakes. Guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru will really make it sing, just as he’ll bring out the Hungarian dance rhythms and the tang of paprika in Bartók’s best-loved piano concerto – played today by a great friend of the CBSO, keyboard dynamo Simon Trpčeski

CBSO+ 6.15pm: Musicologist Paul Griffiths provides context and insight into Bartók's Third Piano Concerto composed in the final months of his life.


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