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Total Immersion: John Tavener Remembered

From the Barbican, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Vedernikov in a concert in memory of John Tavener. With Little Ceremonial, Akhmatova Requiem and The Protecting Veil.

Total Immersion: John Tavener Remembered.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra presents a rare performance of Tavener's Akhmatova Requiem alongside his iconic cello concerto The Protecting Veil.

Live from the Barbican.

A unique figure on the British musical landscape, John Tavener stands alone in the music of these islands; a mystic, iconoclast and visionary who connected with a mass public. His music achieved a timeless quality whose spiritual inspiration drew from diverse faiths and traditions. We remember the extraordinary man and his music.

Tavener: Little Ceremonial
Tavener: Akhmatova Requiem

8.45pm Interval: A chance to hear the last one-to-one broadcast interview that Sir John Tavener gave before his death in November 2013. Tom Service talks to him about his life and music.

Tavener: The Protecting Veil

Marie Arnet (soprano)
Brindley Sherratt (bass)
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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