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Ligeti and Libby Larsen

The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays works by Libby Larsen and Victoria Borisova-Ollas. The BBC Singers perform music by Deborah Pritchard, Aftab Darvishi and Cecilia McDowall.

In the run up to International Women’s Day, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers are celebrating women composers and performers all week during the afternoons. Today’s programme includes works by Libby Larsen, Deborah Pritchard, Aftab Darvishi, Cecilia McDowall and Victoria Borisova-Ollas. It includes a project from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors to encourage compositions around the theme of refugees and freedom. Alexander Vedernikov brings the afternoon to a rousing close with the wonderfully powerful 4th Symphony of Shostakovich, which is full of thrusting energy and excitement.
Presented by Kate Molleson

Ligeti
Éjszaka – Reggel
Zwei Kanons
Drei Phantasien
Idegen földön
Húsvét
Betlehemi királyok
Lux Aeterna
Magány
Nonsense Madrigals
BBC Singers
Sofi Jeannin (Conductor)

2.55pm
Libby Larsen
Deep Summer Music
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jessica Cottis (conductor)

3.05pm
Deborah Pritchard: EXODUS
Aftab Darvishi: And the world stopped, lacking you…
Cecilia McDowall: Everyday Wonders: The Girl from
Harriet Mackenzie (violinist)
Richard Pearce (pianist)
BBC Singers
James Morgan (conductor)

3.40pm
Victoria Borisova-Ollas: Open ground for orchestra 10’54”
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jessica Cottis (conductor)

3.50pm
Shostakovich: Symphony No.4
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • György Ligeti

    Éjszaka és Reggel (Night and Morning)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • György Ligeti

    Zwei Kanons

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • György Ligeti

    Lux Aeterna

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • György Ligeti

    Bethlehemi királyok (The Kings in Bethlehem)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • György Ligeti

    Idegen földön (Far From Home)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • György Ligeti

    Húsvét (Easter)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • György Ligeti

    Magány (Solitude)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • György Ligeti

    Nonsense Madrigals

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • György Ligeti

    Drei Phantasien

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Libby Larsen

    Deep Summer Music

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jessica Cottis.
  • Deborah Pritchard

    EXODUS

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Aftab Darvishi

    And the world stopped, lacking you...

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo

    Performer: Harriet Mackenzie. Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Victoria Borisova-Ollas

    Open Ground

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jessica Cottis.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No.4 in C minor, Op 43

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov.

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