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CBSO - Mendelssohn, Abrahamsen, Strauss

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 June 2014

Andris Nelsons conducts a programme of Shakespearean works by Mendelssohn and Abrahamsen, and the Symphonia Domestica by Strauss.

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Presented by Ian Skelly

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture
Abrahamsen: let me tell you (UK premiere)

8.15: Interval

Strauss: Symphonia Domestica

Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Richard Strauss wasn't one to throw the baby out with the bathwater. His extraordinary Symphonia Domestica is a no-holds-barred musical diary of a day with the Strauss family, from morning lie-in through to bathtime for baby! In the first half of the concert come two enchanting classics - one a much-loved favourite, one freshly-written for the soprano Barbara Hanningan, but both inspired by the magic of Shakespeare.

Music Played

5 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes


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