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The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Embedded Scheme

Sara Mohr-Pietsch hears from three composers who have been working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sound and Music's Embedded scheme.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch hears from three composers who have been taking part in Sound and Music's 'Embedded' scheme with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. This scheme gives the chance for a handful of composers to work closely with the orchestra in workshops and rehearsals before their new works are unveiled in concert. Each of the new works lasts just under a quarter of an hour but, apart from that, they could not be more different, the sources of inspiration ranging from music for Tom and Jerry cartoons, a poem by Wallace Stevens to the ancient Greek myth of Midas. With over 140 applicants for these sought after opportunities, the sheer quality of the UK's compositional talent could not fail to impress. Alongside these three new works, the BBC Symphony gave a rare performance in the UK of an exquisite orchestral work by the contemporary French master Edith Canat de Chizy and a sublime Meditation symphonique by the twenty two year old Olivier Messiaen.

Ryan Latimer
Antiarkie

David Coonan
Vain Prayer

Olivier Messiaen
Les offrandes oubliées

Edward Nesbit
In spite of the mere objectiveness of things

Édith Canat de Chizy
Pierre d'éclair (2010-12)

BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Pierre-André Valade (conductor)

Modern Muses
Julia Wolfe and Mark Stewart founders of the New York-based Bang on a Can discuss their enduring musical friendship which has lasted over thirty years, and how they have continued to inspire each other with each collaboration.

Edward Cowie
String Quartet no. 4
and
Birdsong Bagatelle 'Tawny Owl'
The Kreutzer Quartet.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ryan Latimer

    Antiarke

    Performer: Pierre-André Valade. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • David Coonan

    Vain Prayer

    Performer: Pierre-André Valade. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Les Offrandes oubliees

    Performer: Pierre-André Valade. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Edward Nesbit

    In spite of the mere objectiveness of things

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Pierre-André Valade.
  • Édith Canat de Chizy

    Pierre d'eclair

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Pierre-André Valade.
  • Edward Cowie

    String Quartet No. 4

    Performer: Kreutzer Quartet.
  • Edward Cowie

    String Quartet no.5 Birdsong Bagatelles - fills

    Performer: Kreutzer Quartet.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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