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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

8.10: Interval

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Cello Concerto in B minor

      Orchestra: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Traditional Catalan

      Song of the Birds

      Music Arranger: Sally Beamish. Performer: Steven Isserlis.
  • Interval

    • Bohuslav Martinu

      Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1

      Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Peter Evans.
  • Part 2

    • Edward Elgar

      Symphony No.1 in A flat Op.55

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Post-concert: Adopt-a-Composer

    • Angela Slater

      Ukulele Fantasy

      Ensemble: Lincoln Ukulele Band.
  • Post-concert: New releases

    • Luca Marenzio

      Solo e pensoso

      Choir: Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
      • The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi.
      • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Agnus Dei from Missa in illo tempore

      Choir: Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
      • The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi.
      • Deutsche Harmoni Mundi.
      • 9.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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