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BBC Philharmonic - Strauss 150

Duration:
2 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 January 2014

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

The BBC Philharmonic launches its contribution to Manchester's 'Strauss's Voice' festival with its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena and soloists Soile Isokoski and Steven Isserlis.

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Richard Strauss: Three Hymns Op 71

8.30pm Interval

8:50pm

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote

Soile Isokoski, soprano
Steven Isserlis, cello
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor

The BBC Philharmonic launches its contribution to Manchester's 'Strauss's Voice' festival with its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena, in an all-Strauss programme, celebrating 150 years since his birth in Munich. The festival will feature all his orchestral songs. Tonight, the orchestra welcomes one of the leading Strauss interpreters of our time, the Finnish soprano, Soile Isokoski for the Three Hymns. Cellist Steven Isserlis brings Cervantes' colourful hero to life in Strauss's set of character variations while the concert starts with Strauss's most iconic moment, beginning his epic portrait of the philosopher Zarathustra.

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