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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Haydn, Ravel, Tippett

From City Halls in Glasgow, BBC SSO conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Haydn: Symphony No 8. Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet). Tippett: Symphony No 2.

Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Tippett's Second Symphony alongside Haydn's 'Le Soir' Symphony, and Ravel's Concerto for Piano Left Hand.

Recorded 9th February and presented by Andrew McGregor from City Halls, Glasgow.

Haydn: Symphony No 8 'Le Soir'
Ravel: Concerto for Piano (Left Hand)

8.10pm Interval

8.30pm
Tippett: Symphony No 2

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with conductor Martyn Brabbins continue to explore the symphonic output of 20th-century English composer Michael Tippett.

Tippett's Second Symphony - completed in 1957- expands on an increasingly bold and idiosyncratic palette: from its urgent, angular opening full of rhythmic drive, through a glistening slow movement, to an ambiguous, austere fanfare. It is a work which looks forward even as it peers backwards to classical models from the past.

Tonight it is preceded by Ravel's ravishing 1929 Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, music of delicate clockwork, its exquisite colours brought to life by the hand of French virtuoso Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

And the concert opens with music by Haydn, his 'Le Soir' Symphony, No 8, whose clean lines and structure pre-echo those of Michael Tippett's much later work.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony No.8 'Le Soir'

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Maurice Ravel

      Piano Concerto (Left Hand)

      Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Maurice Ravel

      Miroirs No.2 "Oiseaux tristes"

      Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
  • Interval

    • Michael Tippett

      Sonata for Four Horns

      Ensemble: Barry Tuckwell.
    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto for 2 Violins in C Major, RV 505, Allegro

      Performer: Giuliano Carmignola. Performer: Amandine Beyer. Orchestra: Gli Incogniti.
  • Part 2

    • Michael Tippett

      Symphony No.2

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Post-concert

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 331

      Performer: Maria João Pires.
      • Denon.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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