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Live from The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic, with Composer/Conductor HK Gruber, performs James MacMillan's The Sacrifice, Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, and Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.

James MacMillan: The Sacrifice: Three Interludes
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Richard Watkins (horn)
Timothy Robinson (tenor)
BBC Philharmonic
HK Gruber (conductor)

Hear a timeless story made startlingly new, as HK Gruber and some of the greatest singers of our time join forces in Stravinsky's astonishing opera-oratorio 'Oedipus Rex'. It's the jaw-dropping finish to a night of myth, poetry and basic instincts: from Britten's rapturous 'Serenade' through the passionate and visceral emotions of the orchestral interludes from James MacMillan's most recent opera, 'The Sacrifice'.

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40 minutes

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Wed 13 Mar 2013 19:30

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