CBSO - Elgar, Bridge, Tippett
From Symphony Hall in Birmingham, CBSO under Edward Gardner. Elgar: Cockaigne Overture; Cello Concerto (with Alban Gerhardt). Bridge: Lament for Strings. Tippett: Symphony No 2.
The CBSO and Edward Gardner are joined by cellist Alban Gerhardt, live from Symphony Hall Birmingham, for a programme of English music by Elgar, Bridge and Tippett. As well as popular pieces by Elgar, their programme features Frank Bridge's Lament for Strings - written a hundred years ago in memory of the victims of the sinking of the Lusitania - and Michael Tippett's inspired 2nd Symphony of 1957, which was prompted by the music of Vivaldi. Presented by Adam Tomlinson.
Elgar: Overture: Cockaigne
Elgar: Cello Concerto
(Cello soloist: Alban Gerhardt)
Bridge: Lament for strings
Tippett: Symphony No.2
CBSO conducted by Edward Gardner.