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Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and Thomas Larcher's Alle Tage

Karina Canellakis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Thomas Larcher's song-symphony, with baritone Thomas Oliemans, and Beethoven's sunny Seventh. Live from the Barbican Hall.

Karina Canellakis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Thomas Larcher's song-symphony, with baritone Thomas Oliemans, and Beethoven's sunny Seventh.

Live at the Barbican Hall

Presented by Martin Handley

Thomas Larcher: Alle Tage (UK Premiere)

8.15pm
Interval

8.35pm
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92

Thomas Oliemans (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis (conductor)

Karina Canellakis made an exciting debut with the BBCSO at the 2017 BBC Proms and returned last year to equal acclaim. Her direction was praised for 'its muscularity and spirit, with not a shred of needless flamboyance. Clarity is her hallmark' and her Beethoven 'was described as 'explosive and making you sit up'.

Tonight her affinity with Beethoven's music will be on display again in the composer's dance-infused Seventh Symphony, written when, plagued by the onset of deafness, he was convalescing in the spa town of Teplitz. Getting away from it all is also key to the contemporary Austrian composer Thomas Larcher, who grew up in the seclusion of the Alps. First up in the concert is the UK premiere of his Alle Tage, 'All Days', a song-symphony for baritone which sets words by Ingeborg Bachmann, who as a teenager lived under the Nazis. Alle Tage contemplates – through images as far ranging as the Great Bear constellation to perpetual warfare – human displacement and the search for identity. Larcher's original and hypnotic music led The Times recently to describe him as “…one of this century’s wonders”, whose music combines shimmering lyricism with motoric rhythmic thrust.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Thomas Larcher

    Alle Tage - Symphony for Baritone and Orchestra

    Performer: Thomas Oliemans. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstuck in E Flat Minor D946 No.1

    Performer: Thomas Larcher.
    • ECM.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Klavierstuck Op.11 No.3

    Performer: Thomas Larcher.
    • ECM.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstuck in C Major D946 No.3

    Performer: Thomas Larcher.
    • ECM.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.7 in A Major Op.92

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    3 Russian songs Op.41

    Choir: Mariinsky Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Rachmaninoff: Choral Works.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

    Performer: Wayne Marshall.
  • George Gershwin

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    Performer: Wayne Marshall.

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