Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement. HK Gruber: Busking (with Hakan Hardenberger: Trumpet). Beethoven: Symphony No 5, Op 67.
Live at BBC Proms: Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Dutilleux and Beethoven's Symphony No.5. Trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger is the soloist in H.K. Gruber's Busking.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Henri Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement
H.K. Gruber: Busking, for trumpet, accordion, banjo and string orchestra
Proms Extra: An Introduction to Dutilleux's Timbres, Espace, Mouvement
Tom Service introduces Henri Dutilleux's Timbres, espace, mouvement with French music specialist Caroline Rae, and discusses the life and work of the composer, whose centenary we celebrate this year. Recorded earlier today at the Student Union of Imperial College London.
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Mats Bergström, banjo
Claudia Buder, accordion
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Two centuries on, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony has lost none of its shattering power. A tirade against destiny, it remains one of the most compelling yet perfect musical arguments ever created. Sakari Oramo conducts it here, after the pulsating drive of HK Gruber's Busking, performed by Håkan Hardenberger, the soloist for whom it was created, and an unusual ensemble of accordion, banjo and strings. But, to start, music of pictorial delicacy: Henri Dutilleux's sonic reproduction of the cosmic, whirling effect of Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night.