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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Britten, Elgar

Live from Glasgow, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Wilson. Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (with Ian Bostridge: tenor). Elgar/Payne: Symphony No 3.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

John Wilson and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform Elgar's reconstructed Third Symphony and are joined by Ian Bostridge for Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

7.55 Interval

8.15
Elgar/Payne: Symphony No 3

Ian Bostridge (tenor)
John Wilson (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Anthony Payne elaborated Elgar's Third Symphony from the composer's extensive sketches - and the result is an intriguing mixture of pure Elgar, and Payne's thoughtful elaborations. This evening the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and their Associate Guest Conductor John Wilson, perform the work as the climax of their explorations of Elgar's symphonies throughout their current City Halls concert season.
It is preceded by Benjamin Britten's portmanteau song cycle, gathering texts from Tennyson, Keats and Blake. His Serenade was written during the Second World War for soloists Peter Pears and Dennis Brain. This evening those roles are recreated by horn player Christopher Parkes and tenor Ian Bostridge.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Benjamin Britten

      Serenade For Tenor, Horn and Strings

      Performer: Ian Bostridge. Performer: Christopher Parks. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Interval

    • Anthony Payne

      Piano Quintet

      Performer: Scott Mitchell. Ensemble: BBC SSO String Quartet.
  • Part 2

    • Edward Elgar

      Symphony No 3 (Completed by Anthony Payne)

      Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Post-concert

    • Germaine Tailleferre

      Pancarte pour une porte d'entree

      Singer: Ruby Hughes. Performer: Anna Tilbrook.
    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Cello Concerto No 1 Op 33

      Performer: Natalie Clein. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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