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BBC Philharmonic - Bach, Bruckner

The BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena, with Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and Nicholas Mulroy (tenor). Bach: Cantata No 191 (Gloria in excelsis Deo). Bruckner: Symphony No 4.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic and their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena peform Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, his "Romantic". They are joined by Elin Manahan Thomas, Nicholas Mulroy and Manchester Chamber Choir to perform Bach's glittering cantata for Christmas Day, No 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo".

Bach: Cantata No 191 "Gloria in excelsis Deo"

7:50 Interval Music
Motets performed by Manchester Chamber Choir

8:10
Bruckner: Symphony No 4 "Romantic"

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Manchester Chamber Choir
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

The musicians of the BBC Philharmonic and their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena are joined by Elin Manahan Thomas, Nicholas Mulroy and Manchester Chamber Choir for a performance of Bach's glittering and festive cantata for Christmas Day, No.191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo", a joyous piece in which we hear music that Bach uses again in his B Minor Mass. Bruckner's arresting Fourth Symphony with its wealth of moods and variety of orchestral textures, and ever-pervasive horn writing is performed after the interval.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 191 (Gloria in excelsis Deo)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Komm, Jesu, komm

    Choir: Manchester Chamber Choir. Conductor: Justin Doyle.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Motets

    Choir: Manchester Chamber Choir. Conductor: Justin Doyle.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 4

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Vincent d’Indy

    Symphony on a French Mountain Song

    Conductor: Marek Janowski. Performer: Catherine Collard. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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