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