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BBC SO Sakari Oramo in Clyne, Britten and Beethoven

Live from Barbican Hall, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Anna Clyne, Britten's Violin Concerto with soloist Vilde Frang, & Beethoven's 6th Symphony.

Live from Barbican Hall, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Anna Clyne, Britten's Violin Concerto with soloist Vilde Frang, & Beethoven's 6th Symphony, 'Pastoral'.

Presented by Martin Handley

Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour (2015)
Britten: Violin Concerto Op.15

8.15pm
Interval

8.35pm
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 'Pastoral' in F Op.68

Vilde Frang (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

British composer Anna Clyne's 2015 orchestral work This Midnight Hour draws inspiration from the waltz and two poems, one by Juan Ramón Jiménez, where music is described as 'a naked woman running mad through the pure night'; the other by lover of the decadent Charles Baudelaire from his Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) . Expect a magic-lantern show in music, a panorama of vivid, intoxicating nocturnal sounds.

Then Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang plays Britten's Violin Concerto, one of the profoundest of twentieth century concertos for the instrument, a work that has finally emerged from the shadows and one that Frang has made her own.

Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No.6 concludes tonight's excursions in sound; but here it is a composer's infatuation with nature, sparked on his walks in the countryside around Vienna, that lights the score. A concert certain to display Sakari Oramo's range and superb rapport with his orchestra.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Anna Clyne

    This Midnight Hour

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Violin Concerto Op.15

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Carl Rütti

    Alpha et Omega

    Singer: Lesley-Jane Rogers. Singer: Deborah Miles-Johnson. Singer: Neil MacKenzie. Singer: Simon Birchall. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Stephen Jackson.
    • ASV.
  • Othmar Schoeck

    Wiegenlied

    Performer: Wolfram Rieger. Singer: Juliane Banse.
    • JECKLIN.
  • Othmar Schoeck

    Septembermorgen

    Performer: Wolfram Rieger. Singer: Juliane Banse.
    • JECKLIN.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.6 in F Op.68 'Pastorale'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    Infelix ego (after Byrd)

    Choir: ORA. Conductor: Suzi Digby.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • William Byrd

    The Great Service (Magnificat)

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 9.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus

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