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Philharmonia - Janacek, Lindberg, Stravinsky

Duration:
2 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 07 October 2009

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

In a concert given at London's Royal Festival Hall, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in music by Janacek, Lindberg and Stravinsky.

Featuring Janacek's enduringly popular Sinfonietta and the UK premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Graffiti for chorus and orchestra, a work commissioned by the Southbank Centre. The programme concludes with the complete ballet music for The Firebird, which was Stravinsky's first commission from Diaghilev and one that brought him to international prominence.

Philharmonia Voices
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

Janacek: Sinfonietta
Lindberg: Graffiti for chorus and orchestra (UK premiere)
Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet (1910)

Plus part of a series of lesser-known works by Mendelssohn, one of Radio 3's Composers of the Year in 2009.

Mendelssohn: Magnificat: Mein Herz erhebet Gott, Op 69, No 3
Monika Meier-Schmid (soprano)
Ute Wille (alto)
Georg Kaplan (tenor)
Adolph Seidel (bass)
Stuttgart Chamber Choir
Frieder Bernius (director)

Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Op.67 Nos 3 & 4
Walter Gieseking (piano)
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Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Leos Janacek

    Leos Janacek Sinfonietta

    Choir: Philharmonia Voices Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

  • Image for Magnus Lindberg

    Magnus Lindberg Graffiti for chorus and orchestra (UK premiere)

    Choir: Philharmonia Voices Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky The Firebird, complete ballet (1910)

    Choir: Philharmonia Voices Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

  • Plus part of a series of lesser-known works by Mendelssohn, one of Radio 3's Composers of the Year in 2009.

    • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

      Felix Mendelssohn Magnificat: Mein Herz erhebet Gott, Op 69, No 3

      Performer: Monika Meier-Schmid (soprano) Performer: Ute Wille (alto) Performer: Georg Kaplan (tenor) Performer: Adolph Seidel (bass) Choir: Stuttgart Chamber Choir Conductor: Frieder Bernius (director)

    • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

      Felix Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte, Op.67 Nos 3 & 4

      Performer: Walter Gieseking (piano)

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  • Interview with Magnus Lindberg

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    Earlier this week Petroc spoke to Magnus Lindberg about the UK premiere of his work "Graffiti" in tonight's Performance on 3.

    Here is the interview in full.

    Photo credit: Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL

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