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John Wilson and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Aldeburgh Festival

John Wilson conducts the BBC SSO in music by Britten, Bernstein and Copland from the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival with flautist Claire Chase and pianist Pavel Kolesnikov.

Recorded at Snape Maltings

Presented by Kate Molleson

John Wilson conducts the BBC SSO in music by Britten, Bernstein and Copland from the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival with flautist Claire Chase and pianist Pavel Kolesnikov.

Britten: 4 Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
Britten: Diversions

8.20 Interval

8.40
Bernstein: Halil (Nocturne for solo flute and orchestra)
Copland: Billy the Kid (Suite)

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
Claire Chase (flute)
John Wilson (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

As part of the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival from Snape Maltings the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Associate Guest Conductor John Wilson continue their exploration of Benjamin Britten's American experiences, and the work of Leonard Bernstein.

After opening with the Suffolk-suffused 4 Sea Interludes the orchestra is joined by Pavel Kolesnikov for a performance of Britten's Diversions for Piano Left Hand: a vigorous set of variations written for Paul Wittgenstein after a meeting in New York.

In the second half of the concert Claire Chase is the flute soloist in Halil: a sombre and modernist-tinged memorial work by Leonard Bernstein. And the evening concludes with music designed to evoke the open prairie: the popular suite of music from Aaron Copland's 1938 cowboy fantasy, Billy The Kid.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Peter Grimes: 4 Sea Interludes & Passacaglia

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Diversions

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in A minor

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
  • Aaron Copland

    The boatmen's dance

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Susan Chilcott.
  • Aaron Copland

    I bought me a cat

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Susan Chilcott.
  • Aaron Copland

    Piano Variations

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Halil

    Performer: Claire Chase. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Aaron Copland

    Billy the Kid: Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Clare Elton

    Escape

    Performer: Clare Simmonds. Singer: Anna Geschwend.
  • Gustav Holst

    Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op 26 No 3

    Performer: Osian Ellis. Choir: Royal College of Music Chamber Choir. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
    • Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns Rig Veda.
    • Unicorn-Kanchana.
    • 4.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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