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BBC Philharmonic - Part, Dutilleux, Berlioz

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena. Part: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten. Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain... Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique.

The BBC Philharmonic in Berlioz's 'Symphonie fantastique', Arvo Pärt's 'Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten' and Dutilleux's Cello Concerto, 'Tout un monde lointain...'.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Arvo Pärt: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Dutilleux: 'Tout un monde lointain...' Concerto for cello and orchestra

8.15 Music interval

8.35pm
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

With its startling and innovative use of the full palette of orchestra colour, Berlioz's fantasy takes us on an artist's opium-fuelled journey of tortured love and graphic horror. The compulsive melody and rhythms keep the audience entranced from first note to last and we share the protagonist's desperate unrequited love. The programme opens with a heartfelt meditation on loss of another kind, Arvo Pärt's 'Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten', reflecting on his deep sorrow at the death of a composer Pärt admired but just missed the opportunity of meeting. Dutilleux's 'Tout un monde lointain...' is also a tribute to the work and gifts of another artist. Here, in a piece written for Britten's friend Rostropovich, Dutilleux meditates on poetry by Baudelaire - reflection which inspires expressive music for the solo cello and tantalising textures for the orchestra.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Arvo Pärt

      Cantus in Memorian Benjamin Britten

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Henri Dutilleux

      Tout un monde lointain...

      Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Interval

    • Alfred Schnittke

      Musica Nostalgica

      Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Peter Limonov.
    • Maurice Ravel

      Piece en forme de habanera

      Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
    • Claude Debussy

      Cello Sonata

      Featured Artist: Leonard Elschenbroich. Featured Artist: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Part 2

    • Hector Berlioz

      Symphonie fantastique

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Post-concert

    • Thomas Adès

      Three Studies from Couperin (2006)

      Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • Thomas Adès

      The Four Quarters (2011) - 1. Nightfalls

      Ensemble: Calder Quartet.
    • Thomas Adès

      The Four Quarters (2011) - 4. The Twenty-Fifth Hour

      Ensemble: Calder Quartet.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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