BBCSO - Murail, Shostakovich, Mahler
Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO. Murail: Reflections/Reflets. Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No 1 (Olli Mustonen: piano, Sergei Nakariakov: trumpet). Mahler: Symphony No 1.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo in music by Murail, Shostakovich and Mahler
Live from the Barbican Centre, London
Presented by Christopher Cook
Tristan Murail: Reflections/Reflets (BBC co-commission: world premiere)
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No 1
Mahler: Symphony No 1
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Olli Mustonen (piano)
Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet)
Sakari Oramo (conductor)
For Sakari Oramo's first Barbican concert as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he presents a characteristic mixture of cutting-edge and much-loved music. Following a world premiere by the leading spectral composer Tristan Murail, iconic pianist Olli Mustonen and star Russian trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov (described as the "Caruso of the trumpet") join forces for Shostakovich's sparkling Piano Concerto No 1. From the shining idyll that opens Mahler's First Symphony, we are transported into a world rich in folk song, dance, marches and unsettling juxtapositions in this thrilling orchestral masterpiece.