Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

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

8.35
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.
      • BERLIN CLASSICS.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

Broadcast

The women erased from musical history

The women erased from musical history

Discover the music of five forgotten women composers, performed in a special IWD concert.

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Three Great British Brass Band Pieces

Music by Malcolm Arnold, Edward Elgar and Herbert Howells.