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BBC SO - Janacek, Eotvos, Smetana, Szymanowski

BBC SO conducted by Edward Gardner, with Tasmin Little. Janacek: Jealousy. Smetana: Vltava; Sarka. Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 2. Eotvos: The Gilding of the Eagle in the Skies.

From the Barbican, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner perform Janacek, Smetana, and Eötvös. Tasmin Little joins for Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2.

Recorded Saturday 7 Jan 2017 Barbican, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Janacek: Jealousy
Smetana: Vltava and Sarka
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major

8.20: Interval

8.40 Péter Eötvös: The Gliding of the Eagle in the Skies
(UK premiere)
Janacek: Taras Bulba

Tasmin Little, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, Conductor

Tonight's programme evokes the soundworld of Central Europe with works by Janácek, Smetana, Szymanowski and a UK premiere by Peter Eötvös, all conducted by Edward Gardner.

The centerpiece of the concert is Polish composer Szymanowski's joyous Second Violin Concerto with the charismatic Tasmin Little as the soloist. Janacek's powerful Jealousy and Taras Bulba suite frame two of Smetana's most popular tone-poems and the first UK performance of composer Peter Eötvös's 2012 work, inspired by the stillness of an eagle in flight.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Leos Janáček

      Jealousy

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Bedrich Smetana

      Ma Vlast: Vltava & Sarka

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Karol Szymanowski

      Violin Concerto No.2

      Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Interval

    • Leos Janáček

      Otcenas (The Lord's Prayer)

      Performer: Stephen Layton. Performer: Osian Ellis. Singer: Arthur Davies. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Part 2

    • Péter Eötvös

      The gliding of the Eagle in the Skies

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Leos Janáček

      Taras Bulba

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Post-concert

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV 1068

      Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
      • Archiv.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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