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BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Bruckner, Mahler

From St David's Hall, Cardiff, BBC NOW conducted by Adrian Partington. Bruckner: Ave Maria (1861); Christus factus est (1884 setting); Os justi; Locus iste. Mahler: Symphony No 6.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales plays Mahler's Sixth Symphony.
Recorded on 20 Jan 2017 St David's Hall, Cardiff

Bruckner: Ave Maria (1861 setting)
Christus factus est (1884 setting)
Os justi
Locus iste

8.10: Interval

Mahler: Symphony No 6 in A minor

BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Adrian Partington, Conductor
Thomas Søndergård, Conductor

In the calm before the Mahlerian storm, BBC National Chorus of Wales, conducted by Adrian Partington, perform Bruckner's serene yet intense motets - allow yourself to be swept away by the beautiful harmonies and uplifting clarity of combined voices.
In contrast Mahler's sixth symphony swings from tragedy to elation - a truly epic work full of angst and drama that strikes the soul like a hammer (quite literally).

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

Last on

Fri 27 Jan 2017 19:30

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Anton Bruckner

      Locus iste

      Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Adrian Partington. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Anton Bruckner

      Os justi

      Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Adrian Partington. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Anton Bruckner

      Christus Factus Est

      Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Conductor: Adrian Partington.
    • Anton Bruckner

      Ave Maria

      Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Conductor: Adrian Partington.
  • Interval

    • Anton Bruckner

      Prelude And Fugue In C Minor, WAB 131

      Performer: Erwin Horn.
      • NOVALIS : 150 071-2.
      • NOVALIS.
      • 14.
    • Gustav Mahler

      Quartet Movement In A Minor

      Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Paul Neubauer. Performer: David Finckel. Performer: Wu Han.
      • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 479 4609.
      • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
      • 1.
  • Part 2

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No 6 in A minor

      Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Adrian Partington. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Post-concert: Adopt-a-Composer

    • Lee Westwood

      Barricades

      Orchestra: East London Community Band.
  • Post-concert: New releases

    • Pietro Gnocchi

      Concerto no.6 in B flat major

      Orchestra: Main Baroque Orchestra Frankfurt. Director: Martin Jopp.
      • Pietro Gnocchi - Concertos.
      • Aeolus.
      • 25.

Broadcast

  • Fri 27 Jan 2017 19:30

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