Jiri Belohlavek conducts the BBC SO in Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde; Peter Lieberson's Neruda Songs with mezzo Sarah Connolly and Dvorak's 7th Symphony.
Presented by Martin Handley
Live from the Barbican Hall in London
The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor launches its 80th season with a programme of works connected by passion, the pain of loss and the enduring power of love. Music from Wagner's medieval romantic drama Tristan and Isolde leads to the UK premiere of Peter Lieberson's achingly beautiful Neruda Songs sung by Sarah Connolly. Dvorak's Seventh Symphony, with its sense of profound tragedy, belongs to Jiri Belohlavek's musical DNA.
Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Peter Lieberson - Neruda Songs (UK premiere)
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek conductor.
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