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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Weber, Dvorak, Sibelius

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 January 2012

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Principal Conductor Kirill Karabits performs Weber's overture Oberon, Dvorak's Cello Concerto (with Gautier Capucon as soloist) and Sibelius's 5th Symphony.

Weber's Shakespeare-inspired opera Oberon has never really caught on. It's overture, though, has become a favourite and it begins with a portrayal of the magical forest where Oberon lives - a great moment for the horns!
Dvorak's concerto for the cello is one of the most famous of all and he wrote it while living in the United States. It's lyrical sound-world hides both a story of personal tragedy for the composer as well as an exile's longing for home. While working on his 5th Symphony Sibelius said that it was 'as if God the Father had thrown down pieces of a mosaic from the floor of heaven and asked me to work out the pattern.' It took him a while to solve the puzzle but what he eventually produced has become one of his best-loved works - by turns intimate, powerful and exciting.

Presented by Catherine Bott

Weber: Overture Oberon
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor Op. 104

Interval: Recordings of chamber music played by Gautier Capucon and his violinist brother Renaud

Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E Flat Major

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (conductor)
Gautier Capucon (cello).

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Bournemouth S O

    • Image for Carl Maria von Weber
      00:00

      Carl Maria von Weber Overture from Oberon - opera in 3 acts J.306

      Conductor: Kirill KARABITS Performer: Bournemouth S O

    • Image for Antonin Dvorak
      00:09

      Antonin Dvorak Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra

      Conductor: Kirill KARABITS Performer: Gautier CAPUCON - Cello Performer: Bournemouth S O

    • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
      00:51

      Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev March from Music for children Op.65 arr. Piatigorsky

      Performer: Gautier CAPUCON - Cello

  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns
    00:53

    Camille Saint-Saëns Romance in F major Op.36 for horn (or cello) and orchestra

    Performer: Frank BRALEY - Piano Performer: Gautier CAPUCON - Cello

    Virgin Classics, 7243 5 45603 2 3, -16

  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns
    00:57

    Camille Saint-Saëns Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix from Samson et Dalila arr. Papin

    Performer: Frank BRALEY - Piano Performer: Gautier CAPUCON - Cello

    Virgin Classics, 7243 5 45603 2 3, -18

  • Image for Joseph Haydn
    00:59

    Joseph Haydn Trio in G major H.15.25 (Gypsy rondo) for keyboard and strings

    Performer: Gautier CAPUCON - Cello Performer: Martha ARGERICH - Piano Performer: Renaud CAPUCON - Violin

    EMI, 7243-5-62970-2-9

  • Bournemouth S O

    • Image for Jean Sibelius
      00:53

      Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 5 in E flat major Op.82

      Conductor: Kirill KARABITS Performer: Bournemouth S O

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