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EIF: Royal Concertgebouw, Jansons

The Concertgebouw, with Mariss Jansons, in Stravinsky's Firebird and Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta at the Edinburgh Festival.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The Concertgebouw, conducted by Mariss Jansons, at the Edinburgh Festival.

Dedicated to the memory of Claude Debussy, Stravinsky's single movement Symphonies of Wind Instruments draws on Russian folk elements. Folksong lies at the heart of Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta too, though the work has made its way into the popular psyche after featuring in the films Being John Malkovich and The Shining.
4 Dedicaces is an umbrella title that Pierre Boulez gave to four of Berio's magical miniatures that were grouped together in the late 1980s. The Firebird is possibly Stravinsky's best known work, the suite from it is performed here in the arrangement that Stravinsky made in 1945.

Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Berio: 4 Dadicaces
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1945)
Grieg: Solveig's Lied
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance op 72 no 7

Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, conductor

Followed by highlights of the Leipzig Bach Festival, including the Collegium Vocale Ghent, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.

Bach: Gott ist unsre Zuversicht, BWV 197
Nun danket alle Gott BWV 192
Gott man lobt dich BWV 120
Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn BWV 119

Dorothee Mields, soprano
Damien Guillon, alto
Colin Balzer, tenor
Peter Kooij, bass

Collegium Vocale Ghent,
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

2 hours, 15 minutes