The LSO and Sir Simon Rattle play Holst and Britten
The LSO and Sir Simon Rattle play works by Birtwistle, Holst and Turnage alongside Britten's Spring Symphony.
The LSO and Sir Simon Rattle play works by Birtwistle, Holst and Turnage alongside Britten’s Spring Symphony.
Recorded at the Barbican hall, London on 16th September.
Birtwistle: Donum Simoni MMXVIII * (premiere)
Holst: Egdon Heath
Turnage: Dispelling the Fears
Britten: Spring Symphony
Philip Cobb, Gábor Tarkövi, trumpets
Elizabeth Watts, soprano
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton, tenor
London Symphony Chorus
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Tiffin Children's Chorus
The Tiffin Girls' School Choir
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
The LSO opens its new season with an all-British programme, featuring the world premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s new Fanfare and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s double trumpet concerto Dispelling the Fears.
Holst’s Egdon Heath evokes the world of Thomas Hardy’s major works, a place ‘accordant with man's nature – neither ghastly, hateful, nor ugly; … but, like man, slighted and enduring’. Britten’s symphony, by contrast, reflects on ‘the progress of winter to spring and the reawakening of the earth and life’.