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
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.
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