Here are links to recent concerts still available on the BBC iPlayer. So far we have five concerts at the Wigmore Hall for your enjoyment, each with musical commentary – but this section of Arcana is due to expand into other live areas over the coming months, beginning with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing Russian music on Thursday 5 February. Enjoy the music!
Available concerts are:
Steven Osborne – Pictures at an Exhibition (Musorgsky’s popular tour of the gallery in solo-piano guise, twinned with studies by Rachmaninov)
Igor Levit – Four Seasons in one hour (Tchaikovsky’s cycle of piano pieces, The Seasons
Kitty Whately and Joseph Middleton – Schumann’s week of song (songs by Robert Schumann for mezzo-soprano and piano)
Patricia Kopatchinskaya and Polina Leschenko – Finding the Romanian soul (music by Enescu and Mozart for violin and piano)
Alisa Weilerstein – Hungarian Passion (music by J.S. Bach and Kodaly for solo cello)