BBC Philharmonic: Nielsen 150
From Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards. Nielsen: Symphonies Nos 1 and 4. Mahler: 4 Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Roderick Williams: baritone).
Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Martin Handley
Nielsen: Symphony No.1
Mahler: Four Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen; Lied des Verfolgten in Turm; Verlor'ne Müh;
Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
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Nielsen: Symphony No.4 (Inextinguishable)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
John Storgards (conductor)
Today marks 150 years since the birth of Carl Nielsen. To celebrate this anniversary, the BBC Philharmonic presents the first in a series of three concerts which includes all of his symphonies. Tonight his First Symphony (in the first performance of which he played in the second violin section) is paired with the indomitable life-affirming power of the Fourth. Roderick Williams joins the orchestra in four of Mahler's colourful songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The series continues on 13 June with the Second and Fifth symphonies and on 18 June with the Third and Sixth.