BBC SSO - Butterworth, Walton, Coles, Elgar
Live from Glasgow, BBC SSO under Martyn Brabbins in Butterworth, Walton, Coles and Elgar.
Live from City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Martyn Brabbins and the BBC SSO explore music associated with WW1 including Elgar's Enigma Variations and Walton's Cello Concerto with soloist Nicolas Altstaedt.
Butterworth (completed Russman): Orchestral Fantasia
Walton: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Coles (orch Brabbins): Behind the Lines; Sorrowful Dance
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra welcomes back Martyn Brabbins to its home at City Halls for a concert dedicated to exploring British memories and experiences of World War 1. The concert includes 2 of the most enduring and popular English works: Elgar's Enigma Variations and Walton's Cello Concerto, for which the orchestra is joined by Nicolas Altstaedt.
These are performed alongside several more recent discoveries from composers whose creative endeavours were tragically cut short by the events of The Great War: George Butterworth and Cecil Coles. Butterworth is best known for his song-settings of A E Housman's 'A Shropshire Lad', and his Orchestral Fantasia was left unfinished at the time of his death. This evening's opening work has been reconstructed and expanded, from an initial sketch, by composer Kriss Russman. And Cecil Coles -who died near the Somme in 1918- left behind shrapnel-indented manuscripts which have been orchestrated by Martyn Brabbins, and make a poignant tribute to such lost talent.
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