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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Xenakis's Nomos Gamma and Rachmaninov's evocative Stygian tone poem from 1909, The Isle of the Dead.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Christopher Cook.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Xenakis's Nomos Gamma, with 98 players dispersed among the audience in the arena, including eight percussionists. The transience of life and the finality of death are then confronted in Rachmaninov's evocative Stygian tone poem The Isle of the Dead, composed in 1909.

Leigh Melrose (baritone)
Colin Currie (percussion)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson (conductor)

Xenakis: Nomos Gamma
Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead.

45 minutes

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Wed 2 Sep 2009 19:30

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