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Friday - The BBC Symphony Orchestra

Tom McKinney concludes a week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Today includes a concert they gave at the Barbican in November.

Tom McKinney concludes a week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Today includes a concert they gave at the Barbican in November with a programme of Ruders, Shostakovich and Strauss. The BBC Symphony Chorus join the Orchestra for the Beatitudes by Bliss, and Afternoon Concert's tone poem theme continues with music by Dohnanyi.

2pm
Poul Ruders: Concerto in Pieces (Purcell Variations)
Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor, Op 35, for piano, trumpet and string orchestra
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30
Alan Thomas (trumpet)
Behzod Abduraimov (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

c.3.20pm
Cowie: Earth Music
BBC Singers

c.3.35pm
Dohnanyi: Ruralia hungarica, Op 32b
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Gergely Madaras (conductor)

c.4.05pm
Bliss: The Beatitudes
Emily Birsan (soprano)
Ben Johnson (tenor)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Poul Ruders

    Concerto in Pieces 'Purcell Variations'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, Op.35

    Performer: Alan Thomas. Performer: Behzod Abduraimov. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Richard Strauss

    Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Edward Cowie

    Earth Music II: Chobe Canticle

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Nicholas Kok.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Ruralia Hungarica Op.32b

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gergely Madaras.
  • Arthur Bliss

    The Beatitudes

    Singer: Emily Birsan. Singer: Ben Johnson. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Ildebrando Pizzetti

    The Quayside at the port of Famagusta

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • Hyperion.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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