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The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Oliver Knussen at the Aldeburgh Festival.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Oliver Knussen, performs Copland and Morton Feldman, and premiere Philip Cashian's The Book of Ingenious Devices with pianist Huw Watkins.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Oliver Knussen, performs Copland and Morton Feldman, and premiere Philip Cashian's The Book of Ingenious Devices with pianist Huw Watkins.

Recorded at Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Saturday 16th June
Presented by Martin Handley

Copland: Music for a Great City
Philip Cashian: Piano Concerto No.2: The Book of Ingenious Devices (world premiere)

C. 8.15
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Copland: Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson (a selection chosen by Oliver Knussen)
1: Nature, the gentlest mother
2: There came a wind like a bugle
5: Heart, we will forget him
6: Dear March, come in!
7: Sleep is supposed to be
11: Going to Heaven!
12: The Chariot
Adele Addison (soprano), Aaron Copland (piano)

Morton Feldman: Structures
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Huw Watkins (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Oliver Knussen, at the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival.
Aaron Copland's ballet music for Appalachian Spring is probably his most popular creation. Suffused with tender melodies, Shaker tunes and rhythmic energy, this work by an immigrant originally from Lithuanian captures the radiant pastoral side of the American dream like no other. In contrast, Copland's Music for a Great City, first performed in London, displays Copland's more muscular modernist sounds; sounds that are so admired by tonight's composer-conductor Oliver Knussen. He'll preside over the long-awaited first performance of Philip Cashian's new Piano Concerto, which promises to show off the virtuosity of its soloist, composer-pianist Huw Watkins. Also in the mix, American Morton Feldman's Structures, an intriguing, beautiful essay in sound from 1962.

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