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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
Strauss: Lieder

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Mauricio Kagel

      3 Etudes for large orchestra

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Richard Strauss

      Amor (Cupid), Op. 68 No. 5

      Performer: Sophie Bevan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Richard Strauss

      Winterweihe (Winter Dedication), Op. 48 No. 4

      Performer: Sophie Bevan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Richard Strauss

      Das Rosenband (The Rose Garland), Op. 36 No. 1

      Performer: Sophie Bevan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Richard Strauss

      Wiegenlied (Cradle Song), Op. 41 No. 1

      Performer: Sophie Bevan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Richard Strauss

      Ständchen (Serenade), Op. 17 No. 2, orch. Felix Mottl

      Performer: Sophie Bevan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Richard Strauss

      Meinem Kinde (To My Child), Op. 37 No. 3

      Performer: Sophie Bevan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Richard Strauss

      Cäcilie (Cecily), Op. 27 No. 2

      Performer: Sophie Bevan. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Interval

    • Anon.

      Bransles de Champagne

      Ensemble: The York Waits.
      • A Golden Treasury of Renaissance Music.
      • Amon Ra.
    • John Johnson

      The Delight Pavan - Galliard to Delight Pavan

      Performer: Christopher Wilson.
      • John Johnson - Lute Music.
      • Naxos.
      • 8550776.
    • Thomas Morley

      I. La Grandola & II. La Sampogna from 9 Fantasie

      Performer: Rolf LaFleur. Performer: Bengt Ericson.
      • Music for Lute and Viola da Gamba.
      • Bis.
      • BISCD022.
    • John Johnson

      Greensleeves

      Ensemble: The Musicians of Swanne Alley.
      • In the Streets and Theatres of London.
      • Virgin Veritas.
  • Part 2

    • Ryan Wigglesworth

      Etudes-Tableaux

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
    • Robert Schumann

      Symphony No. 3, Op. 97 'Rhenish'

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Post concert

    • Joseph Holbrooke

      Cavatina and Variations, Op. 15b (Clarinet Quintet No. 1)

      Performer: Robert Plane. Orchestrator: Lucy Gould. Performer: Mia Cooper. Performer: David Adams. Performer: Alice Neary.
      • Josef Holbrooke: Clarinet Chamber Music.
      • CPO.
      • 7777312.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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