Oliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sean Shepherd's Wanderlust and Aaron Copland's Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson (Claire Booth - soprano; Susan Bickley - mezzo).
LIVE - from The Barbican Hall in London. Presented by Catherine Bott.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Oliver Knussen, with a programme very much inspired by Emily Dickinson's poetry, rendered by soprano Claire Booth and mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley: Copland's setting of her verses in Eight Poems, and Julian Anderson's Heaven is Shy of Earth, a world premiere of the revised work, critically acclaimed when it was premiered in 2006. Opening the concert though is Sean Shepherd's Wanderlust, an exhuberant tour de force for orchestra.
SEAN SHEPHERD: Wanderlust (European premiere)
AARON COPLAND: Eight poems of Emily Dickinson
Claire Booth soprano
Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen conductor.
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