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CBSO - Debussy, Hans Abrahamsen, Mahler

Ilan Volkov conducts the CBSO at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Debussy orch Abrahamsen: Children's Corner. Hans Abrahamsen: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Mahler: Symphony No 4.

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Presented by Tom Redmond

Ilan Volkov - Conductor
Alexandre Tharaud - Piano
Sarah Tynan - Soprano

Debussy (orch. Abrahamsen): Children's Corner
Hans Abrahamsen: Concerto for the Left Hand (CBSO co-commission, UK premiere)

Interval:
BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the fourth of the category finalists in this year's brass competition.
Trumpeter Zoe Perkins plays music by:
Barat, Enescu and Hovhaness

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler never wrote anything happier than his Fourth Symphony. Jangling sleighbells, Mozart-like melodies, and a child's vision of heaven... if it almost sounds too sweet, trust Ilan Volkov to find the black comedy beneath the playful surface. First, though, we've a charming new version of Debussy's Children's Corner - and the first UK performance of a new piano concerto, specially written for tonight's soloist by the Danish sonic magician Hans Abrahamsen.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Children's Corner

    Conductor: Ilan Volkov. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  • Abrahamsen

    Concerto for the Left Hand

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Zoe Perkins

    Andante and scherzo

  • George Enescu

    Legende

    Performer: Zoe Perkins.
  • Alan Hovhaness

    Prayer of St Gregory

    Performer: Zoe Perkins.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 4

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.

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