BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Dvorak, Elgar
Live from City Halls, Glasgow, Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor (with Steven Isserlis). Elgar: Symphony No 1.
Live from City Halls, Glasgow, Presented by Jamie MacDougall
Steven Isserlis and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play Dvořák and Elgar
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor
8.30: Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major
Steven Isserlis, cello
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
"Great charity [love] and a massive hope in the future" was how Elgar described the message of his First Symphony, and when it was premiered in Manchester in 1908, the audience simply rose to its feet and cheered. This season, the BBC SSO plays all three of Elgar's symphonies, beginning with a performance from Thomas Dausgaard of the work that heralded a new dawn for British music and launched one of Elgar's most unforgettable melodies along the way. To match it, Steven Isserlis brings all his peerless insight to a cello concerto that ends with one of the loveliest sunsets in all music; Dvořák's impassioned, nostalgia-drenched hymn to new worlds and absent friends.
After tonight's concert there's a chance to hear the fruits of the latest round of Adopt-a-Composer projects, which pair a composer with an amateur performing group in order to write and perform a new piece of music.
Post-concert: New releases
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