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BBC Philharmonic - Elgar, Brahms

From Westmorland Hall, Kendal, a concert in which Michael Seal conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Elgar: Violin Concerto (soloist: Tasmin Little). Brahms: Symphony No 1.

From Westmorland Hall, Kendal
Presented by Tom Redmond

Elgar: Violin Concerto

Music Interval

Brahms: Symphony No 1

Tasmin Little (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
Michael Seal (conductor)

Brahms declared he would never write a symphony, so strongly did he feel Beethoven looking over his shoulder; however, despite his uncertainty about measuring up, his First Symphony was eventually born when Brahms was in his early forties and the the gripping opening, intermezzo-like middle movements and rays of golden light which spread through the Finale add up to a positive and satisfying whole. Tasmin Little joins the orchestra for Elgar's Violin Concerto which opens the programme. This is a piece that Elgar himself loved and the lyricism and vitality of the music speak as clearly today as when it received its enormously successful premiere.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Edward Elgar

      Violin Concerto

      Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Micheal Seal.
  • Interval

    • Franz Schubert

      Impromptu in G flat, D899 No3

      Performer: Clifford Curzon.
    • Franz Schubert

      Impromptu in A flat, D899 No4

      Performer: Clifford Curzon.
  • Part 2

    • Johannes Brahms

      Symphony No 1 in C minor

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Micheal Seal.
  • Post-concert

    • Sofia Gubaidulina

      Meditation uber den Bach-Choral "Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit"

      Ensemble: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.


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