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Dvorak, Rebecca Saunders

Lionel Bringuier conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, London. Dvorak: Carnival Overture. Rebecca Saunders: Still - Violin Concerto (soloist: Carolin Widmann).

Live from the Barbican, London.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Young French conductor Lionel Bringuier conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and violinist Carolin Widmann in the UK Premiere of 'Still' by Rebecca Saunders, after Dvorak's ever-popular Carnival Overture. Tchaikovsky's melodic 5th Symphony completes the programme.

Dvorák's burst of uninhibited joy launches this concert, and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony ends in triumph too, though only after a doleful beginning and many travails as the composer explores the theme of fate. Heard alongside this full-throated affirmation, the exploratory, minutely detailed art of Rebecca Saunders will make a startling and thought-provoking contrast. The BBC Symphony Orchestra is conducted by the 25-year-old hot-shot Lionel Bringuier, who is fast making a reputation as a star of the future.

Dvorák: Carnival Overture
Rebecca Saunders: 'Still' - Violin Concerto (UK Premiere)

Carolin Widmann (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Feb 2012 19:30

Music Played

  • BBC S O

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Carnival overture Op.92

      Conductor: Lionel BRINGUIER Performer: BBC S O.

    • Rebecca Saunders

      Concerto for violin and orchestra

      Conductor: Lionel BRINGUIER Performer: Carolin WIDMANN - Violin Performer: BBC S O.

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