BBC Philharmonic
25 Apr 2019, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2018-19 Season Sibelius/Tippett/Stravinsky

BBC Philharmonic
Sibelius/Tippett/Stravinsky
19:30 Thu 25 Apr 2019 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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Michael Tippett’s masterpiece for solo piano and orchestra redefined the English
concerto, marrying pastoral lyricism with spiky modernity to thrilling effect.

Tonight, the orchestra welcomes two performers who inhabit Tippett’s soundworld like few others: Steven Osborne, who made the definitive recording a few years ago, and Sir Andrew Davis, a longtime Tippett admirer.

Tonight also features two symphonies by 20th-century pioneers: Sibelius’s lucid, translucent Sixth, and a potent, persuasive work written by Igor Stravinsky, in his own words, ‘to the glory of God’.

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