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Wagner 200: BBC SSO in Wagner's Tristan

Louise Fryer concludes this week's focus on BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with the final act of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, with Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles. Plus final instalments of the week's other composer threads - Stravinsky from the BBC SSO and Renaissance-inspired choral music by Pizzetti, performed by the BBC Singers. And to round the week off, Runnicles conducts his orchestra in a virtuoso piece of autobiography by American composer John Adams.

Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Ilan Volkov.

Ildebrando Pizzetti: 2 canzoni corali
BBC Singers,
Conductor Paul Brough.

2.10pm
Stravinsky: Movements for Piano and Orchestra
Steven Osborne (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Ilan Volkov.

2.20pm
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act 3
Tristan ... Robert Dean Smith (tenor)
Isolde ... Petra Maria Schnitzer (soprano)
Brangäne ... Jane Irwin (soprano)
Kurwenal ... Markus Eiche (baritone)
King Mark ... Matthew Best (bass)
Melot ... Andrew Rees (tenor)
Helmsman ... Benedict Nelson (baritone)
Shepherd ... Ben Johnson (tenor)
Men of the RSNO Chorus,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Donald Runnicles.

3.40pm
Ildebrando Pizzetti: De Profundis
BBC Singers,
Conductor Paul Brough.

3.45pm
John Adams: My father knew Charles Ives
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor Donald Runnicles.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 May 2013 14:00