BBC SSO - Detlev Glanert, Brahms, Schumann
Donald Runnicles leads the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Detlev Glanert: Brahms-Fantasie (world premiere). Brahms: Alto Rhapsody. Schumann: Symphony No 4. Brahms: Symphony No 1.
Live from City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Jamie MacDougall
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Donald Runnicles perform Brahms's towering Symphony No.1 from the orchestra's home in the City Halls, Glasgow. It is complimented by one of Brahms's most uplifting choral works, the Goethe-inspired Alto Rhapsody, featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and the men of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, and the original incarnation of Schumann's Symphony No. 4, from 1841. The influence of Beethoven can clearly be felt in Brahms's symphonic composition - and for this evening's concert Brahms's influence can be heard in a specially composed fantasy for orchestra by German composer, Detlev Glanert, commissioned as a companion piece to Brahms' Symphony No.1, by BBC Radio 3 for the BBC SSO.
Detlev Glanert: Brahms-Fantasie (world premiere)
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 (original version)
Jamie MacDougall speaks to tonight's soloist, Sarah Connolly, and we hear a selection of her recent recordings of songs by Schumann, Brahms and Kurt Weill.
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)
Men of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor).