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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Bax, Brett Dean, Elgar

Live from the Barbican, BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo. Bax: The Garden of Fand. Brett Dean: Viola Concerto (soloist: Brett Dean). Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat.

Live from the Barbican, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's 1st Symphony & music by Bax. Artist in Association Brett Dean performs his own Viola Concerto.

Presented by Martin Handley

Bax: The Garden of Fand
Brett Dean: Viola Concerto

8.15: Interval: BBC Young Musician 2016

Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the third of the finalists in this year's woodwind category.

Flautist Marie Sato plays music by CPE Bach and Sancan.

Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major
Brett Dean, viola
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo Conductor

Sakari Oramo continues his exploration of great British orchestral music with Elgar's ground-breaking first symphony and Bax's luminous tone-poem The Garden of Fand. While Bax's work evokes the Irish legend of the siren Fand in her watery world, Elgar wrote of his masterful symphony: 'There is no programme beyond a wide experience of human life with a great charity and a massive hope in the future.' We welcome back Australian composer and violist Brett Dean to play his concerto for his 'curiously beautiful, somewhat enigmatic instrument'.

Followed by: Menuhin 100 - classic recordings from Yehudi Menuhin's discography.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Hamburger Sonata

    Performer: Marie Sato.
  • Pierre Sancan


    Performer: Marie Sato.


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Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra


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