BBC Philharmonic - Benjamin, Haydn
Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Martin Handley
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, performs George Benjamin's Ringed by the Flat Horizon, Haydn's Cello Concerto in C with Johannes Moser, and Dvorak's Symphony No 7.
George Benjamin: Ringed by the Flat Horizon
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C
Johannes Moser (cello)
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
The concert begins with George Benjamin's electrifying musical landscape, and Johannes Moser performs Haydn's irresistible First Cello Concerto. Dvorak's Seventh Symphony is one of his darkest but most sublime works. Dvorak resolved that this Symphony would reflect his country's struggle for freedom, and his own personal struggle to reconcile his desire for peace with his Czech patriotism. He said "The opening of my Symphony flashed into my mind on the arrival of the festive train bringing our countryment from Pest".