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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Rihm and Bruckner

Lothar Koenigs conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in London. Wolfgang Rihm: Piano Concerto No 2 (soloist: Nicolas Hodges). Bruckner: Symphony No 7 in E.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra with conductor Lothar Koenigs at the Barbican. Bruckner's Seventh Symphony, and pianist Nicolas Hodges is soloist in Wolfgang Rihm's Piano Concerto No.2.

Recorded at the Barbican on 22nd February
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Wolfgang Rihm: Piano Concerto No.2 (UK premiere)


Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E

Nicolas Hodges (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Lothar Koenigs (conductor)

The heartrending slow movement of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony became a tribute to the composer's idol, Wagner. Learning of Wagner's death as he was completing the movement, Bruckner dedicated it 'to the memory of the late, deeply beloved and immortal Master'. Wolfgang Rihm's Piano Concerto No 2 (2014), already performed in Salzburg and Washington, creates not only witty interplay between soloist and orchestra, but beautifully detailed scoring of often ravishing delicacy.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Wolfgang Rihm

      Piano Concerto No.2

      Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lothar Koenigs.
  • Interval

    • Richard Wagner

      Two Studies from Tristan & Isolde: Im Treibhaus; Traume

      Music Arranger: Clytus Gottwald. Choir: Saarbrucken Chamber Choir. Conductor: Georg Grűck.
      • CARUS.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Erbam' Dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721

      Performer: Jeanne Demessieux.
      • FESTIVO.
  • Part 2

    • Anton Bruckner

      Symphony No.7 in E

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lothar Koenigs.
  • Post-concert

    • Amy Beach

      Theme and Variations for flute & string quartet Op.80

      Performer: Carol Wincenc. Performer: Kevin Lawrence. Performer: Carolyn Stuart. Performer: Sheila Browne. Performer: Brooks Whitehouse.
      • American Flute Quintets.
      • BRIDGE.
      • 4.


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