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Playing: Piano concerto No 2 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Dieter Schnebel, David Sawer

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 15 February 2013

Live from the Barbican Centre, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two new works by Dieter Schnebel and David Sawer, alongside Schubert's 9th Symphony.

Dieter Schnebel: Schubert Fantasia (UK Premiere)
David Sawer: Flesh and Blood (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Christine Rice (mezzo)
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two new works by Dieter Schnebel and David Sawer, alongside Schubert's 9th Symphony.
Theatre is at the heart of David Sawer's incisive and original music, and his new commission Flesh and Blood is a dramatic scena featuring star British singers Christine Rice and Marcus Farnsworth. Dieter Schnebel's Schubert Fantasia, which opens the concert, recalls dreamlike fragments from Schubert's G major Piano Sonata refracted through a shimmering haze of dissonant harmonies. 150 years earlier, Schubert wrote his 'Great' Ninth Symphony, a powerful feat of sustained momentum, driven by buoyant rhythms, explosive emotions and vast, inexorable climaxes, conducted by the visionary Ilan Volkov.

Music Played

2 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Part 1

    • Image for Dieter Schnebel
      00:00

      Dieter Schnebel Schubert fantasy for orchestra

      Conductor: Ilan Volkov Performer: BBC S O.

    • Image for David Sawer
      00:20

      David Sawer Flesh and blood for mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra

      Conductor: Ilan Volkov Performer: Christine Rice Performer: Markus Farnsworth Performer: BBC S O.

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