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Music performed by the BBC SSO. Debussy: Le Martyre de St Sebastien. Berlioz: La mort de Cleopatre. Julian Anderson: Eden. Messiaen: Un Sourire. Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D.

Penny Gore presents highlights from recent concerts by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, including their special focus on music from 1911. Today there's a chance to hear from two more of the orchestra's family of conductors: Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov and Artist-in-Association Matthias Pintscher.

To conclude this week's music from the year 1911, Ilan Volkov guides the orchestra through Debussy's hedonistic vision of Le Martyre de St Sebastien. It's coupled in this concert recorded at the Music Hall in Aberdeen with music by Julian Anderson and Berlioz's Death of Cleopatra, sung by the Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose.

Echoes of the sonorities of Debussy's orchestral work reemerge in a later generation of French composers with Un Sourire - A Smile - Olivier Messiaen's orchestral tribute to Mozart. So it's paired this afternoon with Mozart's 'Prague' Symphony, No. 38.

Debussy: Le Martyre de St Sebastien - symphonic fragments
Berlioz: La Mort de Cleopatre
Julian Anderson: Eden
Ruxandra Donose (soprano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Ilan Volkov (conductor).

Messiaen: Un Sourire
Mozart: Symphony no. 38 in D major (Prague), K. 504
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Matthias Pintscher (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Wed 18 Jan 2012 14:00

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Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Le Martyre de St Sebastien - symphonic fragments

    Conductor: Ilan VOLKOV Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Hector Berlioz

    La Mort de Cleopatre - scene lyrique for soprano and orchestra

    Conductor: Ilan VOLKOV Performer: Ruxandra DONOSE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Ian Anderson

    Eden for orchestra

    Conductor: Ilan VOLKOV Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Olivier Messiaen

    Un Sourire for orchestra

    Conductor: Matthias PINTSCHER (1971) Performer: BBC Scottish S O

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no. 38 in D major K.504 (Prague)

    Conductor: Matthias PINTSCHER (1971) Performer: BBC Scottish S O

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