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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - by Butterworth, MacMillan, Elgar

Live from Perth Concert Hall, the BBC SSO conducted by Richard Farnes. Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad. MacMillan: Viola Concerto (soloist: Lawrence Power). Elgar: Symphony No 2.

Richard Farnes and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Elgar's 2nd Symphony and are joined by Lawrence Power for James MacMillan's Viola Concerto.

Live from Perth Concert Hall
Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad:
James MacMillan: Viola Concerto

8.05 Interval

8.25
Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat

James MacMillan wrote his viola concerto for tonight's soloist Lawrence Power, and it explores all the expressive range of the instrument - from the tranquil and hymn-like to the passionately melodic and ultimately joyful.

On either side of this 21st-century work sits British music from the early 20th century; Butterworth's AE Housman-inspired rhapsody 'A Shropshire Lad' and the concert culminates with Elgar's 2nd Symphony. First performed in 1911 and dedicated to King Edward VII, the symphony is nevertheless a deeply personal essay and for many a quintessential expression of the Romantic English pastoral.

Followed by music by past recipients of the Women Make Music Fund from PRS Foundation.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • George Butterworth

      A Shropshire Lad

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Farnes.
    • Sir James MacMillan

      Viola Concerto

      Orchestra: Lawrence Power. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Richard Farnes.
  • Interval

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Five pieces from the Gadfly arr. for viola & piano (excerpts)

      Music Arranger: Vadim Borisovsky. Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
      • Shostakovich - Music for viola & piano.
      • Hyperion.
      • CDA67865.
    • Edward Elgar

      Oh, Soft was the Song Op.59 no.3

      Singer: Christopher Maltman. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
      • The Songs of Edward Elgar.
      • Somm.
      • SOMM220.
    • Edward Elgar

      A Song of Autumn

      Singer: Christopher Maltman. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
      • The Songs of Edward Elgar.
      • Somm.
      • SOMM220.
    • Edward Elgar

      The Wind at Dawn

      Singer: Christopher Maltman. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
      • The Songs of Edward Elgar.
      • Somm.
      • SOMM220.
  • Part 2

    • Edward Elgar

      Symphony No.2 in E flat

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Farnes.
  • Post-concert

    • Emily Hall

      Think About Space

      Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Nicholas Kok.
    • Anna Olsson

      The Woodcarver

      Ensemble: Emulsion Sinfonietta.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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