BBC SO - Kagel, Strauss, Wigglesworth, Schumann
Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Kagel: Three Etudes. Strauss: Lieder (with Sophie Bevan: soprano). Wigglesworth: Etudes-Tableaux. Schumann: Symphony No 3.
Live from the Barbican
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
The BBC Symphony Orchestra with composer-conductor Ryan Wigglesworth. Schumann's 3rd Symphony, Strauss songs with soprano Sophie Bevan, and orchestral studies by Kagel and Wigglesworth himself.
Kagel: 3 Etudes
c. 8. 25pm: Music from the court of Queen Elizabeth I, including the Delight Pavan and Galliard by John Johnson, lutenist to the monarch, fantasies by Thomas Morley and French dances.
Wigglesworth: Etudes-Tableaux (UK Premiere)
Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Op. 97 'Rhenish'
Sophie Bevan (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor)
Ryan Wigglesworth is one of the UK's most exciting young composer-conductors. Praised for 'his conjurer's ability to cast a spell', his iridescent music is intricately woven, with a strongly lyric impetus.
Orchestral manoeuvres of a different kind are to be found in the mischievous Mauricio Kagel's Studies (1992-6), where by witty sleights-of-hand the music turns on a dime from charm to snarling menace.
Between the two, one of our brightest young sopranos, Sophie Bevan, joins the orchestra to sing Strauss's voluptuous songs. 'Bevan is pure sunshine: like the legendary Elisabeth Schumann, she sings for joy.' (Daily Telegraph)
The concert ends with Schumann's great Third Symphony.