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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Berio, Verdi

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 07 December 2012

Live from the Barbican Centre, London

Presented by Louise Fryer
The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus perform Verdi's choral masterwork Four Sacred Pieces. Synergy Vocals join the BBC SO for Berio's thrilling Sinfonia. And Josep Pons conducts.

Berio: Sinfonia

8.10 Interval music

Verdi orch. Berio: 8 Romanze for tenor and orchestra

Verdi: Four Sacred Pieces

Sarah Jane Brandon (soprano)
Atalla Ayan (tenor)
Synergy Vocals
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Josep Pons (conductor)

Luciano Berio's Sinfonia from 1969 is one of the most startling and original works of the 20th century - fragments of text decrying war and social segregation jostle with quotations from the classical canon in a shimmering multi-layered melee. The eight voices of Synergy Vocals join the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

It was Berio, too, who penned the imaginative orchestration of Verdi's rarely-performed Eight Romances for tenor and orchestra, here featuring the exciting young Brazilian Atalla Ayan.

The concert ends with soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon and the BBC Symphony Chorus joining the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Josep Pons for the master of Italian opera's Four Sacred Pieces, including the Ave Maria for unaccompanied chorus.

Music Played

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

    • Image for Luciano Berio
      00:00

      Luciano Berio Sinfonia for 8 solo voices and orchestra vers. 1969 [5 movements]

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: Synergy Vocals

    • Image for Giuseppe Verdi
      00:33

      Giuseppe Verdi 8 Romanze, arr. Luciano Berio for tenor and orchestra

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O.

  • Interval Music

    • Image for Giovanni Maria Trabaci
      01:05

      Giovanni Maria Trabaci Toccata secunda e legature for keyboard (or harp)

      Performer: Andrew LAWRENCE-KING - Harp

      Hyperion Helios, CDH55162, -1

    • Image for Antonio Vivaldi
      01:08

      Antonio Vivaldi Trio sonata in G minor RV.85 for violin, lute and continuo

      Performer: Jakob LINDBERG - Lute Performer: Kari OTTESEN - Cello Performer: Maria WIESLANDER - Organ Performer: Nils-Erik SPARF - Violin

      BIS, BIS-CD-290, -4

    • Image for Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger
      01:17

      Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger Kapsberger for chittarone

      Performer: Mark LEVY - Viola da gamba Performer: Matthew WADSWORTH - Theorbo

      Deux-Elles, DXL 1044, -20

    • Image for Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger
      01:21

      Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger Canario for lute

      Performer: Gary COOPER - Harpsichord Performer: Mark LEVY - Viola da gamba Performer: Matthew WADSWORTH - Theorbo

      Deux-Elles, DXL 1044, -22

  • BBC S O

    • Image for Giuseppe Verdi
      01:24

      Giuseppe Verdi Ave Maria for chorus [no.1 of '4 Pezzi sacri'] (Scala enigmatica armonizzata ...)

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

    • Image for Giuseppe Verdi
      01:30

      Giuseppe Verdi Stabat mater for chorus and orchestra [no.2 of '4 Pezzi sacri']

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

    • Image for Giuseppe Verdi
      01:44

      Giuseppe Verdi Laudi alla Vergine Maria for female voices [no.3 of '4 Pezzi sacri']

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

    • Image for Giuseppe Verdi
      01:49

      Giuseppe Verdi Te Deum for double chorus and orchestra [no.4 of '4 Pezzi sacri']

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

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