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BBC Philharmonic live from Salford

Live from Salford conductor Douglas Boyd and the BBC Philharmonic perform Britten's Les Illuminations with tenor Robin Tritschler, and Mozart's Serenade in B flat, the Gran Partita

Live from Salford's MediaCityUK, conductor Douglas Boyd and the BBC Philharmonic perform Britten's thrilling setting of poems by Rimbaud, Les Illuminations with tenor Robin Tritschler. This is paired with Mozart's Serenade in B flat (K 361) often referred to as the Gran Partita. The live concert is presented by Tom Redmond.

After this, Tom continues his survey this week of Tippett's symphonic works with the composer's Symphony No. 3 for soprano and orchestra, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martin Brabbins and soloist Rachel Nicholls. This eclectic works is blues-influenced and includes quotations from Beethoven, suggesting that Tippett was challenging Beethoven's world-view.

2.00 pm
Britten: Les Illuminations
Mozart: Serenade in B flat (K 361)
Robin Tritschler, tenor
BBC Philharmonic
Douglas Boyd, conductor

c. 3.20 pm
Tippett: Symphony No. 3
Rachel Nicholls, soprano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor

c. 4.20 pm
Britten: Four Sea Interludes
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Rory Macdonald, conductor

c. 4.40 pm
Helen Grime: Snow from 2 Eardley Pictures
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Rory Macdonald, conductor

3 hours

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Les Illuminations Op.18

    Performer: Robin Tritschler. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major K.361

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Douglas Boyd.
  • Michael Tippett

    Symphony no. 3 for soprano and orchestra

    Performer: Rachel Nicholls. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Benjamin Britten

    4 Sea interludes Op.33a

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rory Macdonald.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Violin Sonata in C major, Op 5 No 3 (5th mvt)

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Performer: Richard Tunnicliffe. Performer: Paul Nicholson. Ensemble: Locatelli Trio.
    • Corelli: Violin Sonatas: The Locatelli Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Helen Grime

    2 Eardley pictures: Snow

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rory Macdonald.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Andante Festivo

    Ensemble: Tempera Quartet.

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