BBC NOW and Chorus - B Tommy Andersson, Mahler
From St David's Hall in Cardiff, BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales under Thomas Sondergard. B Tommy Andersson: Satyricon. Mahler: Symphony No 2 in C minor (Resurrection).
Live from St. David's Hall, Cardiff
Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas
Thomas Sondergard conducts the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales in Satyricon by Composer in Association B Tommy Anderson, and Mahler's 2nd Symphony with soloists Susan Gritton and Jennifer Johnston.
B Tommy Andersson: Satyricon
8.25 Interval - Nicola Heywood Thomas looks back with B Tommy Andersson over his year as Composer in Association with BBC NOW - and forward to his BBC Proms commission in September
8.50 Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor (Resurrection)
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Thomas Sondergard (conductor)
Susan Gritton (soprano)
Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Thomas Søndergård closes the orchestra's St David's Hall season with Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony, summoning the full force of the orchestra and chorus to conjure the afterlife through music.
It's paired with B Tommy Andersson's Satyricon, a piece inspired by the tales of three young men in Ancient Rome. Written by the Latin author Petronius, they chronicle the amusing and sometimes risqué adventures of the lead character Encolpius. The rhythmic and extroverted music paints a picture of the scene, ending with, in the composer's words, "a grotesque dance, wild and noisy".