BBC Philharmonic
9 Jun 2015, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2014-15 Season Nielsen Symphony Cycle I

BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen Symphony Cycle I
19:30 Tue 9 Jun 2015 Main Auditorium
John Storgårds launches our Nielsen Symphony Cycle on the composer’s birthday
John Storgårds launches our Nielsen Symphony Cycle on the composer’s birthday

Programme

      • Symphony No 1 in G minor
      • Songs from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn'Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? Verlor'ne Müh, Lied des Verfolgten in Turm, Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
        • interval
        • Symphony No 4 'Inextinguishable'

    Concert Information

    Nielsen’s First Symphony begins with a burst of youthful confidence. Two decades later, in the darkest days of World War 1, he was playing for the highest stakes possible. Nielsen’s tremendous Fourth symphony is a fight for the very future of life itself. As batteries of drums duel it out over a raging orchestra; it’s an electrifying way to launch our cycle – on what would have been Nielsen’s 150th birthday.

    Preview, 6.30pm

    BBC Radio 3 Presenter Stephen Johnson introduces our Nielsen Symphony Cycle.