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National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - Bach, Respighi, Elgar

Live from the Barbican in London, John Wilson conducts the National Youth Orchestra. Bach arr Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue in C minor. Respighi: Pines of Rome. Elgar: Symphony No 1.

Live from the Barbican Hall, London

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conducted by John Wilson, plays Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, Respighi's The Pines of Rome and Elgar's First Symphony.

Bach/Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
Respighi: The Pines of Rome
Elgar: Symphony No 1

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
John Wilson, conductor

Charismatic showstopper John Wilson joins forces with the world's greatest orchestra of teenagers to put their distinctive youthful stamp on the first great British symphony. Grand in scope and luscious in texture, Elgar's Symphony No.1 sets out to transport the listener 'beyond a wide experience of human life... with love... and a massive hope in the future'. The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain brings its infectious energy and passionate creativity to this work, hailed by its contemporaries as 'the greatest symphony of modern times' making it as fresh and powerful today as it was when it was first performed in 1908.
Accompanying this symphonic masterpiece, are Elgar's arrangement of Bach's richly imaginative Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, and the colourful sights and sounds of The Eternal City in Respighi's Pines of Rome.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Concert

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Fantasia & Fugue in C minor (BWV.537) orch. Elgar

      Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Ottorino Respighi

      The Pines of Rome

      Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Edward Elgar

      Symphony no.1 in A flat major

      Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Post concert

    • Franz Schubert

      Schubert - String Quintet in C major, D 956 - Melos Quartet, Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)

      Ensemble: Melos Quartett.
      • DGG.

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