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Thea Musgrave at 90

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrates the music of Thea Musgrave (90 this year), conducted by Jac van Steen and joined by soloists Evelyn Glennie and Nicholas Daniel.

Recorded at City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrates the music of Thea Musgrave in her 90th-birthday year: conducted by Jac van Steen and joined by soloists Evelyn Glennie and Nicholas Daniel.

Musgrave: Song of the Enchanter
Copland: Short Symphony (Symphony No 2)
Musgrave: Two's Company

8.20
Tonight's interval includes a chance to hear Thea Musgrave in conversation.

8.40
Rodney Bennett: Celebration
Musgrave: Memento Vitae (in Homage to Beethoven)
Musgrave: Phoenix Rising

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
Evelyn Glennie (percussion)
Jac van Steen (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Scottish-born composer Thea Musgrave joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Jac Van Steen, in Glasgow for a special tribute to her life and work. The concert includes music from the broad output of her orchestral writing, with an exploration of important musical influences and friends.

Thea's own works, Song of the Enchanter and Memento Vitae, pay tribute to Sibelius and Beethoven respectively, and alongside her own music we'll hear pieces by Aaron Copland and Richard Rodney Bennett: a nod to her dual creative life in Britain and America.

At the centre of the concert the orchestra will be joined by Evelyn Glennie and Nicholas Daniel to recreate the solo roles in the 2005 double concerto, Two's Company. And the evening ends with the 1998 masterpiece Phoenix Rising which takes the listener on an emotional journey from violence and desolation to luminous serenity and peace.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Thea Musgrave

    Song of the Enchanter

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Aaron Copland

    Symphony No 2 (Short Symphony)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Thea Musgrave

    Two's Company

    Performer: Evelyn Glennie. Performer: Nicholas Daniel.
  • Thea Musgrave

    The Cherry Tree

  • Thea Musgrave

    Monologue

    Performer: Thea Musgrave.
  • Thea Musgrave

    Loneliness from Night Windows

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel.
  • Thea Musgrave

    Turbulent Lanscapes

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Celebration

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Thea Musgrave

    Memento vitae

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Thea Musgrave

    Phoenix Rising

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Leos Janáček

    Credo (Glagolitic Mass)

    Singer: Pavol Breslik. Performer: David Goode. Choir: Czech Philharmonic Choir, Brno. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • LPO.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Autumn Gardens: Finale; Giocoso e leggiero

    Orchestra: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Rautavaara: Gift of Dreams, Autumn Gardens.
    • Ondine.
    • 6.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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