Join Stephen Johnson, the BBC SSO and Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard for an introduction to Langgaard’s music, exploring the composer’s unique sound-world through a number of works, including a complete performance of the intensely dramatic and taut Fourth Symphony.
During the interval (c.30 minutes), members of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will give a short chamber music recital in the Recital Room which will include the ‘Humoreske’ for flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon and military drum, and ‘Insektarium’, a work for solo piano played by Xiaofen Song (free to ticket-holders – limited seating availability).
Humoreske, BVN 176 (1922/23) (c.12’)
John Sutton, flute; Sergio Vega Dominguez, oboe; Clara Lafuente García, cor anglais; Robert Digney, clarinet; Gillian Horn, bassoon; Ruaridh Neil, military drum
Insektarium, BVN 134 (1921) (c.15’)
1. Forficula Auricularia (Orentvist, Earwig)
2. Acridium Migratorium (Vandregraeshoppe, Migratory Locust)
3. Melonetha Vulgaris (Oldenborre, Cockchafer)
4. Tipula Oleraca (Stankelben, Daddy Longlegs)
5. Libellula Depressa (Guldsmed, Dragonfly)
6. Anobium Pertinax (Dodningeur, Death Watch Beetle)
7. Musca Domestica (Stueflue, Housefly)
8. Julus Terrestis (Tusindben, Millipede)
9. Culex Pipens (Stikmyg, Mosquito)
The two works in the BBC SSO’s concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.