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rhapsody on a theme of paganini.


  • Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite21′
  • Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini24′
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 546′

Dark deeds and grand passions. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin was considered so outrageous that in the 1920s it was banned. In Soviet Russia Shostakovich gambled his very life on his Fifth Symphony. And Sergei Rachmaninov let his fingers fly in a devilish Rhapsody with a heart of pure romance. And until you’ve heard Stephen Hough play it, believe us – you haven’t heard it at all!

CBSO+ 6.15pm: CBSO violinist David Gregory and two other CBSO musicians (Trumpet & Tuba) explore Shostakovichʼs Fifth Symphony.


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