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Edinburgh 70: Usher Hall Closing Concert

The 2017 Edinburgh International Festival's closing concert from The Usher Hall marks the 70th anniversary, performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins.

The 2017 Edinburgh International Festival's closing concert from The Usher Hall marks their 70th anniversary: performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins.

Recorded earlier this evening at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Bliss: Edinburgh
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Suite)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mahler: Rückert Lieder
Ned Bigham: Staffa
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe (Suite No 2)
Strauss: Emperor Waltz

Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Martyn Brabbins close the 2017 Usher Hall Season, with a special concert to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival. They present a range of works including some music heard in the first season back in 1947, and the world premiere of Ned Bigham's piece inspired by the Scottish isle of Staffa.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Aug 2017 22:00

Music Played

  • Arthur Bliss

    Edinburgh Overture

    Orchestra: BBC SSO. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Suite

    Orchestra: BBC SSO. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: BBC SSO. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ruckert Lieder

    Performer: Karen Cargill. Orchestra: BBC SSO.
  • Ned Bigham

    Staffa

    Orchestra: BBC SSO. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis & Chloe, Suite No.2

    Orchestra: BBC SSO. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Johan Strauss II

    Emperor Waltz

    Orchestra: BBC SSO. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Johan Strauss II

    Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

    Orchestra: BBC SSO. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.31 in D, K 297 ('Paris')

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat major, K 447

    Performer: Anthony Halstead. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L’OISEAU-LYRE.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Broadcast

  • Sun 27 Aug 2017 22:00