BBC Symphony Orchestra
26 May 2016, Smetana Hall
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BBC Symphony Orchestra at Prague Spring Festival Colin Matthews, Bartók and Prokofiev

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Colin Matthews, Bartók and Prokofiev
20:00 Thu 26 May 2016 Smetana Hall
The BBC SO's second performance at the Prague Spring Festival
The BBC SO's second performance at the Prague Spring Festival

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In’Traces’, Colin Matthews works with quotes – “traces” – of works by famous composers: Mahler’s unfinished Tenth Symphony, Sibelius’s “Lost” Eighth Symphony, the Schoenberg orchestration of Beethoven’s song Adelaide, and a lute composition by Robert Johnson. He then interweaves this material with his own music, which has, as a result, a very powerful, almost hypnotic character. Alina Ibragimova joins the Orchestra for Bartók’s folk-inflected Violin Concerto No. 2.