BBC SSO - Blacher, Haydn and Brahms
From City Halls in Glasgow, the BBC SSO conducted by Christoph Konig. Blacher: Concertante Musik. Haydn: Cello Concerto No 1 (soloist: Johannes Moser). Brahms: Symphony No 1.
Christoph König and the BBC SSO perform Brahms's Symphony No 1, and are joined by Johannes Moser in Haydn's Cello Concerto No 1. Plus a rare chance to hear music by Boris Blacher.
Presented by Kate Molleson and recorded at City Halls, Glasgow.
Blacher: Concertante Musik
Haydn: Cello Concerto No 1 in C
Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor
Johannes Moser (cello)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Christoph König (conductor)
German music from Glasgow's City Halls: the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Dresden-born Christoph König. The glorious spectre of Beethoven energizes Brahms's First Symphony, a work whose triumphant conclusion sweeps away any dark clouds. Haydn's much loved Cello Concerto dwells in sunny C major. Johannes Moser is the soloist in this evening's performance.
And before these familiar German works, music by a 20th-century composer whose work is less well known in the UK, Boris Blacher - an interesting figure from the Chinese borders of Russia who migrated to Berlin and fell foul of the century's political upheavals. But in his Concertante Musik we can hear an unusual and compelling musical imagination at work: encompassing elements of folk music; brisk rhythmic and harmonic invention; and with a haunting, ethereal slow movement at its centre.
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