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Edinburgh 70: Festival Firsts with James MacMillan

James MacMillan conducts the BBC SSO in music first performed at the Edinburgh Festival. Works by Walton, Tippett and, with soloist Ole Edvard Antonsen, James MacMillan himself.

James MacMillan conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in music that was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival. Works by Walton, Tippett and, with soloist Ole Edvard Antonsen, James MacMillan himself.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall
Recorded 19 August at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
James MacMillan: Epiclesis (Trumpet Concerto)

8.15pm
Interval - a chance to hear a recording of Sofia Gubaidulina's String Quartet No 3, which received its first performance at the Edinburgh Festival in 1987.

8.25pm
Walton: Symphony No 2

Ole Edvard Antonses (trumpet)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
James MacMillan (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Michael Tippett

    Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir James MacMillan.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Epiclesis

    Performer: Ole Edvard Antonsen. Conductor: Sir James MacMillan. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    String Quartet No 3

    Performer: Danish String Quartet.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No 2

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir James MacMillan.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Piano Concerto in C

    Performer: Ashley Wass. Performer: James Judd. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Franz Liszt

    Fantasy on a waltz by Schubert

    Performer: Ashley Wass.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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