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Alpesh Chauhan High Res 15.


  • Borodin  Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances 14′
  • Osvaldo Golijov  Azul (UK premiere) 25′
  • Shostakovich  Symphony No. 1542′

An opera that launched a pop song, a symphony out of time, and a new rhapsody in blue… The young Birmingham conductor Alpesh Chauhan has a flair for fantasy, and this concert is drenched in it, from Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances (think Stranger in Paradise) to the mysterious clocks that tick through the dying bars of Shostakovich’s last symphony. The CBSO’s own Eduardo Vassallo gives the UK premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s lush, baroque-inspired Azul.