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Raymond Yiu, Haydn

1 hour, 20 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 18 January 2013

Presented by Martin Handley

Live from the Barbican Centre, London

Raymond Yiu: The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured (World premiere)
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D, 'London'

Li-Wei Qin (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Long Yu (conductor)

London is the theme for this lively evening, beginning with Elgar's scintillating overture and ending with Haydn's final symphony, written during his last stay in our capital city. Blazing with wit, craft and earthiness, it captures the essence of the composer. The city is conjured up again by Hong-Kong born Raymond Yiu, already acclaimed for his intricate blend of Western and Eastern sonorities. He describes his piece 'The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured', which takes its title from an 18th century pamphlet about madhouses, as a 'symphonic game' which takes its musical cues from Elgar's Cockaigne Overture and the nursery rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons'. Cellist Li-Wei Qin joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to perform a new work by Chinese-French composer Qigang Chen. To conduct the concert is Long Yu, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, making his debut with the orchestra.

Music Played

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

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      Raymond Yiu The London citizen exceedingly injured for orchestra

      Conductor: Long Yu Performer: BBC S O.

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn Symphony no. 104 in D major H.1.104 (London)

      Conductor: Long Yu Performer: BBC S O.


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