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CBSO - Mendelssohn, Abrahamsen, Strauss

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the CBSO under Andris Nelsons. Mendelssohn: Overture (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Abrahamsen: let me tell you. Strauss: Symphonia Domestica.

Andris Nelsons conducts a programme of Shakespearean works by Mendelssohn and Abrahamsen, and the Symphonia Domestica by Strauss.

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Presented by Ian Skelly

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture
Abrahamsen: let me tell you (UK premiere)

8.15: Interval

Strauss: Symphonia Domestica

Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Richard Strauss wasn't one to throw the baby out with the bathwater. His extraordinary Symphonia Domestica is a no-holds-barred musical diary of a day with the Strauss family, from morning lie-in through to bathtime for baby! In the first half of the concert come two enchanting classics - one a much-loved favourite, one freshly-written for the soprano Barbara Hanningan, but both inspired by the magic of Shakespeare.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    Deutsche Motette Op.62 for chorus

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • CBSO part 1

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Overture to A Midsummer night's dream Op.21

      Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Hans Abrahamsen

      let me tell you for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Performer: Barbara Hannigan. Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  • Interval music

    • Richard Strauss

      Deutsche Motette Op.62 for chorus

      Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: King's College Cambridge Choir.
      • Collins Classics.
      • 14952.
  • CBSO part 2

    • Richard Strauss

      Symphonia domestica Op.53

      Conductor: Andris Nelsons. Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

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