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BBC Philharmonic - McCabe, Stravinsky, Turnage, Ives, Antheil

BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards. McCabe: Joybox. Stravinsky: Ode; Scherzo a la Russe; Circus Polka. Turnage: Erskine. Ives: The Unanswered Question. Antheil: Symphony No 5.

The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards in music from the last hundred years. They are joined by legendary drummer Peter Erskine for the UK premiere Mark-Anthony Turnage's Concerto for Drum set.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Martin Handley

McCabe: Joybox
Stravinsky: Ode
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Erskine - Concerto for Drum set and orchestra (UK premiere)

8.20 Music Interval

Stravinsky: Scherzo à la Russe
Stravinsky: Circus Polka
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Antheil: Symphony No 5 (Joyous)

Peter Erskine (Drum set)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)

Legendary drummer Peter Erskine joins the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards for the UK premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Concerto for Drum set, written for and named after its soloist. The programme opens with John McCabe's fun and colourful 'Joybox', written for the BBC Philharmonic. Dancing elephants appear in Stravinsky's Circus Polka and a brief introspective interlude in the form of Ives' 'The Unanswered Question' is followed by George Antheil's direct and powerful post-war symphony.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • McCabe


  • Igor Stravinsky


  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Erskine for drum set and orchestra

  • Carl Nielsen

    Five Pieces Op 3

  • Benjamin Britten

    Mazurka elegaiaca for two pianos Op 23 No 2

  • Joseph Haydn

    Fantasia in C I XVII 4

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo à la russe

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Circus Polka

  • Charles Ives

    The Unanswered Question

  • Antheil

    Symphony no 5 'Joyous'

  • Charles Ives

    Variations on "America"

    Performer: Simon Preston (organ).


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic


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