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BBC SSO - Brahms, Strauss

Music from the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and BBC SSO conducted by Donald Runnicles. Brahms: Gesang der Parzen; Liebeslieder Waltzes; Shicksalslied. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben.

In the first of four specially recorded programmes from the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, tonight a chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor, Donald Runnicles.

In the opening concert of this year's festival, the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, celebrating 50 years, is featured in music by Brahms: three lyrical choral works with orchestra - Gesang der Parzen, Liebeslieder Waltzes and Schicksalslied.

And the concert continues with more Romanticism. A work which pushes orchestral performers as far as it does the narrative possibilities of tone-poem writing: Strauss's paean to an idealised hero, Ein Heldenleben.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall
Recorded at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Brahms: Gesang der Parzen
Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes
Brahms: Shicksalslied
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Edinburgh Festival Chorus (chorus master Christopher Bell)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Gesang der Parzen

  • Johannes Brahms

    Liebeslieder Waltzes

    Performer: Erik Werba. Performer: Günther Weissenborn. Singer: Waldemar Kmentt. Singer: Irmgard Seefried. Singer: Raili Kostia. Singer: Eberhard Wächter.
  • Johannes Brahms


  • Richard Strauss

    Ein Heldenleben

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in D Minor D810 'Death and the Maiden'

    Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Miroirs for piano, no.4; Alborada del gracioso

    Performer: Artur Pizarro.
    • Artur Pizarro: Ravel Volume One.
    • Linn.


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