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BBC NOW with conductor Tadaaki Otaka and cellist Steven Isserlis in Elgar. Plus Rachmaninov and Takemitsu.

Live from St David's Hall, Cardiff, Steven Isserlis joins the BBC NOW in Elgar's Cello Concerto. Plus Tadaaki Otaka conducts Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony and Takemitsu.
Presented by Nicola Heywood-Thomas

Takemitsu: Twill by twilight
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85

c. 8.20pm Interval

c. 8.45pm Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op.27

Steven Isserlis (cello)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Steven Isserlis joins the BBC NOW for Elgar's Cello Concerto - a piece in which the composer laments a nation lost to the ravages of war. And celebrating his 30th year with the orchestra, Conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka takes the helm for Rachmaninov's Second Symphony as it evolves from a small winding stream into a tidal surge. To begin with, Takemitsu's luminous poem weaves a small idea into a rich 'twill' of sound that borrows from the ethereal worlds of Debussy and Messiaen.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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Thu 7 Dec 2017 19:30

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