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CBSO - Stravinsky, Tippett, Beethoven

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham, CBSO conducted by Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla. Stravinsky: Petrushka. Tippett: Piano Concerto (with Steven Osborne). Beethoven: Leonore Overture No 3.

Tom Redmond presents a concert of Stravinsky, Tippett and Beethoven, given by the CBSO, conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and pianist Steven Osborne live at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947)

8.05: Interval

8.25
Tippett: Piano Concerto
Beethoven: Leonore overture no.3

Steven Osborne (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor)

Shrovetide in old Russia, and passions surge as the crowds throng the spring Fair, and with them the instantly recognisable sound-world of Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka. But passions aren't for puppets... are they? Even the smaller orchestra of Stravinsky's 1947 revision leaves no room for magical doubt in this "creed of colour, movement, and illusion". Then, Steven Osborne with the confidently symphonic piano concerto that a young maverick Tippett wrote specially for the CBSO, with its visionary middle movement. And for a rousing end, Beethoven's heroic Leonore Overture No.3.

Following tonight's concert, there'll be a chance to hear recordings by previous winners in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, ahead of the 2017 final this weekend.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Petrushka (1947)

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
  • Interval

    • Carl Maria von Weber

      Sonata no. 2 in A flat major Op.39, movements 1 and 2

      Performer: Noel Mewton-Wood.
  • Part 2

    • Michael Tippett

      Concerto for piano and orchestra

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Bagatelle Op 126

      Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Overture 'Leonore' No. 3, Op 72b

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
    • Leonard Bernstein

      Divertimento for orchestra: Waltz

      Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
  • Post-concert

    • Claude Debussy

      Harmonie du soir (5 Poèmes de Baudelaire)

      Singer: Christopher Maltman. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
      • Songs by Debussy.
      • Hyperion.
      • 6.
    • Claude Debussy

      Le jet d'eau (5 Poèmes de Baudelaire)

      Singer: Christopher Maltman. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
      • Songs by Debussy.
      • Hyperion.
      • 7.
    • Claude Debussy

      Recueillement (5 Poèmes de Baudelaire)

      Singer: Christopher Maltman. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
      • Songs by Debussy.
      • Hyperion.
      • 8.

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