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Prankster, Adventurer and Rogue

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla and the CBSO with a programme conjuring the stories, myths and landscape of the north, including music from Grieg’s Peer Gynt. Presented by Tom Redmond.

Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present music given as part of their ‘Baltic Way’ season, including a comprehensive selection of music by Grieg written for Ibsen’s folklore inspired story of Norwegian “prankster, adventurer and rogue” - Peer Gynt.

Presented by Tom Redmond.

PART ONE
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Dona Nobis Pacem
Rautavaara: Cantus Articus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra
Sibelius: Rakastava (The Lover) unaccompanied choral version.
Sibelius: En Saga

INTERVAL
A selection of folk tunes from Hardanger arranged for piano by Geirr Tveitt:
Welcome with Honour;
Flute Sound;
A-wooing;
The Song Ends Just in Time;
Welcome to the Bridal Farm;
The Crown Bride;
The Spoiled Bridal Drink;
The most beautiful song on the earth
What Beer!
(Havard Gimse - piano)

PART TWO
Grieg: Peer Gynt (Incidental Music)
Act 1 Prelude: At the Wedding
Act 2 Prelude: The Abduction of the Bride
Ingrid’s Lament
In the Hall of the Mountain King
Act 3 The Death of Åse
Act 4 Morning
Arabian Dance
Anitra’s Dance
Solveig’s Song
Act 5 Prelude: Peer Gynt’s Homecoming
Whitsun Hymn
Solveig’s Cradle Song

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
CBSO Chorus
CBSO Youth Chorus
Klara Ek (soprano)
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Thu 14 Feb 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Esa‐Pekka Salonen

    Dona Nobis Pacem

    Choir: City of Birmingham Youth Chorus. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Rakastava (The Lover)

    Choir: City of Birmingham Chorus. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Jean Sibelius

    En Saga

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Håvard Gimse

    Folk songs from Hardanger. Nos 1-4, 6-10, Op 150

    Performer: Håvard Gimse.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt (Incidental Music)

    Performer: Klara Ek. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alcina: 'Verdi prati'

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.

Broadcast

  • Thu 14 Feb 2019 19:30

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