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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Total Immersion: Dutilleux

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Rophe celebrate music by the great French composer Henri Dutilleux at the Barbican in London. With cellist Alban Gerhardt.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Rophé explore music by the great French composer Henri Dutilleux. With cellist Alban Gerhardt. Recorded at the Barbican.

Presented by Martin Handley with French music expert Dr. Caroline Potter.

Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1
Dutilleux: 'Tout un monde lointain ...'

8.30: Interval: BBC Young Musician 2016 - Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the first of the finalists in this year's strings category with violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones performing music by Prokofiev and Waxman.

c. 9pm
Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time
Dutilleux: Métaboles

Alban Gerhardt (cello)
Treble soloists from Trinity Boys Choir
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophé (conductor)

Dutilleux described his taut, cogent and deeply satisfying First Symphony as 'a little like the birth and the unfolding of a dream'. Special guest Pascal Rophé directs this and the exquisite 'concerto for orchestra' Métaboles, inspired by the luminous timbres of the Cleveland Orchestra. We return to a Baudelairean world of dreams for the cello concerto 'Tout un monde lointain...' performed by virtuoso cellist Alban Gerhardt, while The Shadows of Time is a devastating response to the diaries of Anne Frank, in which three boy soloists intone 'Why us?'. Part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 'Total Immersion: The Magical Soundworld of Henri Dutilleux' on Saturday 30th April.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra & Pascal Rophé

    Symphony No.1

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, Pascal Rophé & Alban Gerhardt (Cello)

    Tout un monde lontain...

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata no. 2, 1st movt

    Performer: Charlie Lovell-Jones.
  • Franz Waxman

    Carmen Fantasy

    Performer: Charlie Lovell-Jones.
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, Pascal Rophé & Treble soloists from Trinity Boys Choir

    The Shadows of Time

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra & Pascal Rophé

    Metaboles

  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Serenade in D major for piano (Op.29)

    Performer: Peter Jacobs.
    • Chaminade: Piano Music - 1, Peter Jacobs.
    • Helios.
    • 10.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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