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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Tippett Symphony Cycle

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins perform Mozart's Horn Concerto No 4, Stravinsky's Petrushka, and an early work by Michael Tippett receives a rare outing.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins perform Mozart's Horn Concerto No 4, Stravinsky's Petrushka, and an early work by Michael Tippett receives a very rare outing.

Live from City Halls Glasgow
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Tippett: Symphony in B flat
Mozart: Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495
Mozart: Concert-Rondo, K371

8.20 Interval

8.40
Stravinsky: Petrushka: ballet (1947)

Alberto Menéndez Escribano, horn
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

At the very outset of his career Michael Tippett withdrew his first substantial work, a Symphony in B flat. Tonight we have a rare chance to consider its merits as it is performed for the first time since the 1930s.

Tippett's music was always characterised by the conjunction between the classical and the modern: Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra continue with examples of both. Their principal horn, Alberto Menéndez Escribano, steps forward to perform the fourth of Mozart's exemplary horn concertos; and Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka, with its riot of dazzling colours, closes the evening.

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