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Performances by the BBC SSO. Butterworth: Two English idylls. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor. Bridge: Phantasie Quartet in F sharp minor. Beethoven: Symphony No 2.

Penny Gore presents highlights from recent concerts by the BBC Scottish SO, including their special focus on music from 1911. Today there's a chance to hear two of the orchestra's core team of conductors: chief conductor Donald Runnicles and associate guest conductor Andrew Manze.

Continuing the orchestra's exploration of 1911, Andrew Manze's account of Butterworth's English Idylls offers a compelling image of a pastoral England, mirrored in the 1911 Fantasy for Piano Quartet of Frank Bridge, both recorded at the orchestra's home, Glasgow City Halls. Ravel orchestrated his Mother Goose suite in 1911, and today you can hear if conducted by Donald Runnicles, a renowned interpreter of French music from this period, at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

There's also more from the orchestra's exploration of Schumann's violin music with Anthony Marwood: today the Fantasy in C major.

Butterworth: 2 English idylls (1911)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Akiko Suwanai (violin),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Andrew Manze (conductor).

Bridge: Phantasie quartet in F sharp minor for piano and strings (1911)
Graeme McNaught (piano),
Olivier Lemoine (violin),
Andrew Berridge (viola),
Martin Storey (cello).

Schumann: Fantasy in C major for violin and orchestra, Op. 131
Anthony Marwood (violin),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Douglas Boyd (conductor).

Beethoven: Symphony no. 2 in D major
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Douglas Boyd (conductor).

Mahler: 5 Ruckert-Lieder
Ravel: Ma mere l'oye - suite for orchestra (1911)
Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Butterworth

    2 English idylls for orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew MANZE Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Jean Sibelius

    Concerto in D minor Op.47 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Andrew MANZE Performer: Akiko SUWANAI - Violin Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Frank Bridge

    Phantasie quartet in F sharp minor H.94 for piano and strings

    Performer: Andrew BERRIDGE - Viola Performer: Graeme MCNAUGHT - Piano Performer: Martin STOREY - Cello Performer: Olivier LEMOINE - Violin

  • Robert Schumann

    Fantasy in C major Op.131 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Douglas BOYD Performer: Anthony MARWOOD - Violin Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.36

    Conductor: Douglas BOYD Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Gustav Mahler

    5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and orch

    Conductor: Donald RUNNICLES Performer: Karen CARGILL - Mezzo-soprano Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma mere l'oye - suite vers. for orchestra

    Conductor: Donald RUNNICLES Performer: BBC Scottish S O

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