BBC Symphony Orchestra/Nesterowicz

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The BBC Symphony Orchestra marks the centenary of Polish independence with a concert celebrating the nation’s rich musical legacy.

Conductor Michal Nesterowicz is joined by Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska, who will bring her warmth and generosity of sound to Paderewski’s passionate and romantic Piano Concerto.

At the heart of a concert that also includes Elgar’s characterful symphonic prelude Polonia  (dedicated to composer and statesman Paderewski) and Lutoslawski’s eloquent First Symphony, is a newly commissioned work by Pawel Szymanski inspired by Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points – the President’s famous principles for post-war peace and the foundation of the modern state of Poland.

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