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Britten Sinfonia/Pierre-Laurent Aimard

From London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, Petroc Trelawny presents the Britten Sinfonia with Pierre-Laurent Aimard as conductor and soloist in music by Haydn, Mozart and Carter.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

From the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Britten Sinfonia performs a concert with French virtuoso pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard in the dual role of soloist and conductor. Haydn's Symphony No 83, written for the Parisian public in 1785 is followed by a number of pieces by centenarian composer Elliott Carter - a personal favourite of Aimard - as well as Mozart's Piano Concerto No 14.

Britten Sinfonia
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano/conductor)

Haydn: Symphony No 83 in G minor (La poule)
Carter: First Diversion, Riconscenza, Enchanted Preludes, Inner Song, Second Diversion, Dialogues
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K449

Followed by a focus on the English Chamber Orchestra and a conversation with its new music director Paul Watkins. A look at the illustrious history of the ensemble as well as a selection of recordings dating from before the CD era.

Purcell, arr. Britten: Chacony in G minor for strings
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
English Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks
English Chamber Orchestra
Colin Davis (conductor)

2 hours, 15 minutes

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