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BBC Philharmonic - David Matthews, HK Gruber, Weill, Schwertsik

BBC Philharmonic under HK Gruber at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. David Matthews: Symphony No 8. Gruber: Cello Concerto. Weill: Symphony No 1. Schwertsik: Baumgesange (Tree Songs).

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Martin Handley

The BBC Philharmonic perform the world premiere of David Matthews' Eighth Symphony.

David Matthews: Symphony No.8 (world premiere: BBC Commission)
HK Gruber: Cello Concerto

8.15 Music Interval

Weill: Symphony No.1
Kurt Schwertsik: Baumgesänge (Tree Songs)

Matthew Barley (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
HK Gruber (conductor)

Written for the BBC Philharmonic and with tonight's conductor HK Gruber its dedicatee, the programme opens with the world premiere of David Matthews' Eighth Symphony. Matthew Barley is the soloist in Gruber's own Cello Concerto and after the interval there's a chance to hear Weill's emotionally-charged First Symphony and Gruber's compatriot Kurt Schwertsik's extrovert Baumgesänge.

2 hours, 30 minutes


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