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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

8.15: Interval

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’.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Donum Simoni

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Gustav Holst

    Egdon Heath

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Dispelling the Fears

    Performer: Philip Cobb. Performer: Gábor Tarkövi. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Edward Elgar

    Introduction and Allegro Op. 47

    Performer: Emanuel Hurwitz. Performer: José‐Luis García. Performer: Cecil Aronowitz. Performer: Bernard Richards. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Spring Symphony

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Singer: Alice Coote. Singer: Allan Clayton. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Choir: Tiffin Boys’ Choir. Choir: Tiffin Children's Chorus. Choir: Tiffin Girls' School Choir. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Gustav Holst

    Wind Quintet in A flat major, Op 14

    Ensemble: Hexagon Ensemble.
    • The British Connection.
    • Etcetera.
    • 005.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Eclogue, Op.10

    Performer: Tom Poster. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
    • Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi.
    • Decca.
    • 17.
  • Franz Schubert

    German Dance No 1 in A flat major, D 820

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Schubert: Piano Sonatas D664, D537 etc - Uchida.
    • Philips.
    • 1.

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