Live from the Royal Albert Hall, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with works by Stravinsky and Gerald Barry.
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with works by Stravinsky and Gerald Barry.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Beethoven: Overture 'Leonore' No.3
Stravinsky: Violin concerto in D major
c.8.10pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Louise Fryer talks to the composer Gerald Barry about his new work. Recorded earlier in the evening at Imperial College.
c.8.30pm: Part 2
Gerald Barry: Canada (BBC commission, world premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
Allan Clayton (tenor)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
The CBSO and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla explore the theme of political and artistic freedom. Beethoven's Leonore overture No. 3, written for his rescue opera Fidelio, celebrates the triumph of truth over tyranny in music of radiant beauty, while his Fifth Symphony rewrites the rules for the Classical symphony.
In his new work, maverick composer Gerald Barry is inspired by revolutionary events in Canada's history, also setting the text from Fidelio's Prisoners' Chorus; and violinist Leila Josefowicz amps up the drama in the fierce brilliance of Stravinsky's neo-Classical concerto.
Producer Janet Tuppen.