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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Butterworth, Clyne, Elgar

Live from the Barbican in London, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's Symphony No 2, plus Jennifer Koh in the UK premiere of Anna Clyne's The Seamstress.

Live from the Barbican, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's 2nd Symphony & the UK premiere of Anna Clyne's violin concerto The Seamstress with Jennifer Koh.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad

Clyne: The Seamstress - Violin Concerto (UK Premiere)

c. 8.10pm - Interval - Butterworth's song-cycle Bredon Hill and Other songs

Elgar: Symphony no. 2 in E flat major Op.63

Jennifer Koh (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

A yearning melancholy binds the music of Elgar and Butterworth that features in tonight's concert, and the sentiment is echoed in a beguiling new violin concerto from London-born composer Anna Clyne, written for dynamic violinist Jennifer Koh. George Butterworth, who died at the Somme in 1916, will forever be defined by his Housman settings, A Shropshire Lad, from which he derived this bittersweet orchestral rhapsody. 'A passionate pilgrimage of the soul' was how Elgar described his mighty, restless Second Symphony. Sakari Oramo, who has a strong affinity for English music, conducts.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Butterworth

    A Shropshire lad - rhapsody for orchestra

  • Anna Clyne

    The Seamstress - Violin Concerto

  • George Butterworth

    Bredon HIll and other songs

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Roderick Williams.
  • Edward Elgar

    Enfants d’un reve (Dream Children), Op. 43

    Performer: Peter Pettinger.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony no. 2 in E flat major Op.63

  • Finlay Stafford

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    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne Suite No 2

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Naive.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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