BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
16 Mar 2017, Glasgow City Halls
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BBC SSO 2016-17 Season Afternoon Performance - John Wilson Conducts Korngold

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Afternoon Performance - John Wilson Conducts Korngold
14:00 Thu 16 Mar 2017 Grand Hall
John Wilson conducts Korngold's Symphony in F sharp at City Halls
John Wilson conducts Korngold's Symphony in F sharp at City Halls

Programme

      • Overture 'The Hebrides' ('Fingal's Cave')(10 mins)
      • Songs(20 mins)An die Musik, D.547 (c.2’) Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D.343 (c.4’) Prometheus, D.674 (c.6’) Du bist die Ruh’, D.776 (c.4’) Ganymed, D.544 (c.5’) Erlkönig, D.328 (c.4’)
        • interval
        • Symphony in F sharp(51 mins)

    Performers

    Concert information

    From his exile in California, Erich Wolfgang Korngold dedicated his only symphony to the President of the USA. But don’t be taken in: this former protégé of Mahler was Viennese to the tips of his bow tie. Epic in scale and surging with emotion, this last of the great late-Romantic symphonies is perfect for the BBC SSO’s Associate Guest Conductor John Wilson. The young German baritone Benjamin Appl, meanwhile, has already acquired a cult following: hear why as he, too, finds the dark heart beneath the Viennese charm in these rarely heard orchestral versions of Schubert’s songs. Korngold’s fellow child prodigy Mendelssohn begins the afternoon in an atmosphere of pure enchantment.

    The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.