BBC Philharmonic: Mozart, Mahler, Anna Clyne
The BBC Philharmonic's Principal Guest Conductor Ben Gernon in a UK premiere, 'This Midnight Hour' by Anna Clyne, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 (K466) and Mahler's First Symphony.
The BBC Philharmonic's Principal Guest Conductor Ben Gernon in a UK premiere, 'This Midnight Hour' by Anna Clyne, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 and Mahler's First Symphony
From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond
Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour (UK premiere)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor (K466)
Mahler: Symphony No 1
Richard Goode (piano)
Ben Gernon (conductor)
Ben Gernon, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic opens this evening's concert with the UK premiere of Anna Clynes's 'This Midnight Hour', a piece he describes as having "bite and relentless energy". Richard Goode, great American pianist and one of today's leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic piano repertoire joins the orchestra for Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 (K466), one of only two of his piano concertos written in a minor key with an interestingly Romantic feel as a result. The story goes that the ink was still wet on the orchestra parts as he launched himself into the solo part at the premiere in 1785, a picture entirely plausible given the huge amount of music he was writing at that time. We are invited into the vast world of Mahler's First Symphony after the interval; a work as immediately engaging as any in his catalogue with its array of moods, tunes and dance rhythms as well as Mahler's sheer joy in the glory of orchestral sound.