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Tuesday: A Symphony of Trees

Tom Redmond presents A Symphony of Trees by Piet Swerts, commissioned by the City of Ypres as a commemoration of World War I. Plus and music by Berg and Richard Strauss

Tom Redmond continues with a week of concerts recorded in Belgium. Today's concert is the world premiere of the oratorio 'A Symphony of Trees' by the Belgian composer Piet Swerts, commissioned by the City of Ypres as a commemoration of the First World War. The programme also features music recorded at the Klarafestival in Brussels - Berg's Violin Concerto and Struass's Dance of the Sven Veils, performed by MusicAeterna conducted by Teodor Currentzis.

Piet Swerts: A Symphony of Trees: An Homage to Ivor Gurney and Ypres
Lee Bisset, soprano
Thomas Blondelle, tenor
Collegium de Dunis (Brugge)
Con Cuore (Waregem)
deCHORALE (Antwerpen)
Iepers Kamerkoor
Kortrijks Vocaal Ensemble
Laidos (Waregem)
Qui Vive (Desselgem)
Roeselaars Kamerkoor
Voices! (Knokke)
Canteclaer (Lo-Reninge)
Rondinella (Knokke)
Symphony Orchestra of Flanders
David Angus, conductor
Recorded in St. Maartens Cathedral, Ypres

c.3.25pm:
Alban Berg: Violin Concerto
Patricia Kopatchinskaya, violin
MusicAeterna
Teodor Currentzis, director
Recorded at the Klarafestival, Brussels

c.3.55pm:
Richard Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils, from 'Salome'
MusicAeterna
Teodor Currentzis, director
Recorded at the Klarafestival, Brussels

c.4.05pm:
Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) from 'Má Vlast (My Homeland)'
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Rafael Payare, conductor

c.4.20pm:
Berio: Folk Songs
Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-soprano
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Rafael Payare, conductor

3 hours

Music Played

  • Piet Swerts

    A Symphony of trees for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra

    Performer: Lee Bisset. Performer: Thomas Blondelle.
  • Alban Berg

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Orchestra: MusicAeterna.
  • Richard Strauss

    Dance of the Seven Veils, from 'Salome'

    Orchestra: MusicAeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (The Moldau), from 'Má Vlast' (My Homeland)

    Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Payare.
  • Luciano Berio

    Folk Songs

    Performer: Magdalena Kožená. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Rigaudon (Holberg suite, Op.40)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ole Kristian Ruud.
    • Grieg Holberg Suite.
    • BIS.
    • 005.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Caprice d'apres l'Etude en forme de Valse de Camille Saint-Saëns

    Performer: Rosanne Philippens. Performer: Julien Quentin.

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