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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Berio, Verdi

Josep Pons conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi's choral masterwork Four Sacred Pieces. Plus Berio's Eight Romanze and Sinfonia, featuring Synergy Vocals.

Live from the Barbican Centre, London

Presented by Louise Fryer
The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus perform Verdi's choral masterwork Four Sacred Pieces. Synergy Vocals join the BBC SO for Berio's thrilling Sinfonia. And Josep Pons conducts.

Berio: Sinfonia

8.10 Interval music

Verdi orch. Berio: 8 Romanze for tenor and orchestra

Verdi: Four Sacred Pieces

Sarah Jane Brandon (soprano)
Atalla Ayan (tenor)
Synergy Vocals
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Josep Pons (conductor)

Luciano Berio's Sinfonia from 1969 is one of the most startling and original works of the 20th century - fragments of text decrying war and social segregation jostle with quotations from the classical canon in a shimmering multi-layered melee. The eight voices of Synergy Vocals join the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

It was Berio, too, who penned the imaginative orchestration of Verdi's rarely-performed Eight Romances for tenor and orchestra, here featuring the exciting young Brazilian Atalla Ayan.

The concert ends with soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon and the BBC Symphony Chorus joining the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Josep Pons for the master of Italian opera's Four Sacred Pieces, including the Ave Maria for unaccompanied chorus.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC S O

    • Luciano Berio

      Sinfonia for 8 solo voices and orchestra vers. 1969 [5 movements]

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: Synergy Vocals

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      8 Romanze, arr. Luciano Berio for tenor and orchestra

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O.

  • Interval Music

    • Giovanni Maria Trabaci

      Toccata secunda e legature for keyboard (or harp)

      Performer: Andrew LAWRENCE-KING - Harp

      • Hyperion Helios.
      • CDH55162.
      • -1.
    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Trio sonata in G minor RV.85 for violin, lute and continuo

      Performer: Jakob LINDBERG - Lute Performer: Kari OTTESEN - Cello Performer: Maria WIESLANDER - Organ Performer: Nils-Erik SPARF - Violin

      • BIS.
      • BIS-CD-290.
      • -4.
    • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

      Kapsberger for chittarone

      Performer: Mark LEVY - Viola da gamba Performer: Matthew WADSWORTH - Theorbo

      • Deux-Elles.
      • DXL 1044.
      • -20.
    • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

      Canario for lute

      Performer: Gary COOPER - Harpsichord Performer: Mark LEVY - Viola da gamba Performer: Matthew WADSWORTH - Theorbo

      • Deux-Elles.
      • DXL 1044.
      • -22.
  • BBC S O

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Ave Maria for chorus [no.1 of '4 Pezzi sacri'] (Scala enigmatica armonizzata ...)

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Stabat mater for chorus and orchestra [no.2 of '4 Pezzi sacri']

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Laudi alla Vergine Maria for female voices [no.3 of '4 Pezzi sacri']

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Te Deum for double chorus and orchestra [no.4 of '4 Pezzi sacri']

      Conductor: Josep PONS Performer: BBC S O. Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus

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