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PSM 02: Lapland Chamber Orchestra

From Proms 2014, the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. CPE Bach: Symphony (Hamburg). Birtwistle: Endless Parade. Honegger: Pastorale d'ete. Maxwell Davies: Sinfonia. Sibelius: Rakastava.

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

John Storgårds and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, recorded on last week at the BBC Proms, with music including Harrison Birtwistle's concerto Endless Parade with trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger.

Presented by Clemency Burton Hill at Cadogan Hall, London

CPE Bach: Symphony in B minor, 'Hamburg'
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Endless Parade
Honegger: Pastorale d'été
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Sinfonia
Sibelius: Rakastava

Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds (Conductor)

John Storgårds directs his Lapland Chamber Orchestra - the most northerly professional orchestra in the EU - making its Proms debut.

Contemporary music forms a key role in the ensemble's work, and here the group celebrates the 80th birthdays of two major British composers - Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger is the soloist in Birtwistle's concerto Endless Parade, whose dark, maze-like landscape is matched by the languorous vistas of Honegger.

The anniversary celebrations of CPE Bach continue with the spiky, brooding textures of his Symphony in B minor.

First broadcast 9th August 2014.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • CPE Bach

    Symphony in B minor Wq.182`5

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Sinfonia

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Endless Parade

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