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)
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.
Post-concert: New releases