BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
20 Oct 2016, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2016-17 Season Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins
19:30 Thu 20 Oct 2016 Grand Hall
Measha Brueggergosman sings the part of Anna in Brecht and Weill's satire. Ilan Volkov conducts.
Measha Brueggergosman sings the part of Anna in Brecht and Weill's satire. Ilan Volkov conducts.

Programme

      • Berceuse élégiaque(11 mins)
      • Sarabande and Cortège(20 mins)(2 Studies for Doktor Faust)
        • interval
        • The Seven Deadly SinsWords by Bertolt Brecht, sung in German

    Concert information

    Pride is for the wealthy – if you want to succeed, you put it aside and give them what they want. In a time of economic crisis there’s only one way for a girl to get ahead; Bertolt Brecht knew that back in 1933, and Kurt Weill set it to music that stings even while it’s slipping tune after fabulously sleazy tune into your unresisting ears. Social comment has never been so shamelessly entertaining: this is The Seven Deadly Sins, and it’s the climax of a typically imaginative programme from the BBC SSO’s Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov - who also champions the arrestingly piquant music of Mahler’s great friend and Weill’s sometime teacher, the Italian maverick Ferruccio Busoni.

    Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
    Dr Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow, discusses Weimar-era Berlin.

    Words by Bertolt Brecht, sung in German, with supertitles in English.

    The recording of this concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 24 October at 7.30pm.

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