BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Haydn, Ravel, Tippett
Live from City Halls, Glasgow, Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC SSO. Haydn: Symphony No 6. Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (soloist: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet). Tippett: Symphony No 1.
Martyn Brabbins and the BBC SSO perform Tippett's Symphony No 1, Haydn's Symphony No 6, and are joined by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for Ravel's G major Piano Concerto.
Live from City Halls, Glasgow
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Haydn: Symphony No 6 'Le Matin'
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Tippett: Symphony No 1
Michael Tippett - a unique voice in 20th-century music - wrote four symphonies, and this evening the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra begins a performance cycle of them all, under the baton of Martyn Brabbins, a leading interpreter of British and 20th-century composers. Tippett's First Symphony launches the cycle with what will become trademarks: uncompromising invention, rhythmic momentum and bold, clear colours. And the elegance of this composition is reflected in the earlier music of Josef Haydn, in his svelte 6th Symphony which opens the concert.
These two works sandwich an altogether different palette of ravishing orchestral colours, although with the same precise ear for crafting musical textures. For Ravel's G major Piano Concerto, with its shimmering surfaces and jazz-inflected rhythms, the orchestra is joined by French virtuoso Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
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