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BBC SSO - Rameau, Adams, Rebel, Beethoven

Live from City Halls, Glasgow, BBC SSO under Markus Stenz. Rameau: Suite No 1 (Les Indes Galantes). John Adams: Absolute Jest. Rebel: Chaos (Les Elemens). Beethoven: Symphony No 2.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Musical mavericks, and musical humour. This eclectic concert from the City Halls in Glasgow pits Beethoven's most sprightly of Symphonies, his Second, against a recent work by American megastar composer John Adams. Joined by the Doric String Quartet the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform Adams' cheeky take on fragments of Beethoven's music.

And at the helm is a conductor whose musical imagination stretches far and wide. Markus Stenz intersperses these works with two sparkling pieces from more ancient sources: Rameau's Suite No. 1 from his theatrical work 'Les Indes Galantes', and Jean-Féry Rebel's evocative and dramatic overture Chaos from Les Élémens.

Rameau: Suite No. 1 (from 'Les Indes Galantes')
John Adams: Absolute Jest, for String Quartet and Orchestra

8.10 Interval Music
Featuring a chance to hear another example of an American composer's musical irreverence, in Michael Daugherty's cheeky but heartfelt 'Le Tombeau de Liberace', conducted by Markus Stenz and the London Sinfonietta back in 1996.

8.30
Rebel: Chaos (from 'Les Élémens')
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Doric String Quartet
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Markus Stenz (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Polonia

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor).
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite No. 1 from Les Indes Galantes

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Markus Stenz.
  • Part 1

    • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

      Suite No. 1 from Les Indes Galantes

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Markus Stenz.
    • John Adams

      Absolute Jest (2012)

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Markus Stenz.
  • Interval

    • Michael Daugherty

      ‘Le Tombeau de Liberace’

      Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Paul Crossley.
  • Part 2

    • Jean‐Féry Rebel

      Le Chaos from Les Elemens

      Conductor: Markus Stenz. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 2 Op. 36

      Conductor: Markus Stenz. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Post concert

    • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

      Pieces de clavecin en concert: Troisieme concert

      Ensemble: Ensemble Zais, Paul Goussot (organ).
    • Edward Elgar

      My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land

      Performer: London Symphony Chorus, Vernon Handley (conductor).
    • Edward Elgar

      Polonia

      Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor).

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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