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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Weber, Brahms, Saint-Saens

Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Weber: Euryanthe Overture. Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1 (with Louis Lortie). Saint-Saens: Symphony No 3 (Organ).

Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony.

Live from the Lighthouse, Poole

Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor

8.20: Interval

8.40
Saint-Saëns : Symphony No.3 in C minor, 'Organ'

Louis Lortie, piano
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

Recognised at once as a landmark, Saint-Saëns's Third Symphony had a powerful impact on later symphonists with its unconventional form and extended thematic development from a few simple opening ideas. It reveals a genuine flair for sumptuous orchestral colour, suave and unforgettable melody and brilliant craftsmanship - the zenith of his symphonic output.

Brahms spent the greater part of the 1850s building his first orchestral masterpiece, the D minor Piano Concerto, out of material meant for other works.It is a bold and daring work, stormy and dramatic, tender and lyrical, and filled with youthful passion and surging power written at a time of intense personal experiences for Brahms, most of which revolved around his complicated relationship with Robert and Clara Schumann.

Schumann himself appraised Weber's operatic gem as "a chain of sparkling jewels from beginning to end - all brilliant and flawless.".

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Euryanthe Overture

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Johannes Brahms

    1st Piano Concerto

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Scherzo in C Minor WoO2 (F-A-E Sonata)

    Performer: Augustin Dumay. Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Onyx.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Elegie (en accords alternes)

    Performer: Louis Lortie. Performer: Hélène Mercier.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony No 3 in C (Organ)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Littlemore Tractus

  • arranged by Stephan Konz

    Transylvanian Dances

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