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Total Immersion: the music of Gyorgy Ligeti

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo, explores the enigmatic and magical music of Ligeti. Includes Atmospheres and the composer's violin and piano concertos.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo, explores the enigmatic and magical music of the Hungarian composer. Including Atmosphères and the Violin and Piano Concertos.

Recorded at the Barbican, London on Saturday 2nd March.
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Ligeti Atmosphères
Ligeti: Violin Concerto~
Ligeti: Clocks and Clouds+

8.20
Interval: Find out more about György Ligeti with Andrew McGregor and expert Tim Rutherford-Johnson.

8.40
Ligeti: Piano Concerto*
Ligeti: San Francisco Polyphony

Augustin Hadelich (Violin)#
Nicolas Hodges (Piano)*
BBC Singers+
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Some of Ligeti's greatest works come together for the final concert in the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Total Immersion day. Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo and the Orchestra are joined by Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich for the wild, generous invention of the Violin Concerto, while Nicolas Hodges is soloist in the horseplay and dreamy brilliances of the Piano Concerto. The textural, densely patterned experiments of Atmosphères (famously used in Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey), Clocks and Clouds (with upper voices of the BBC Singers), and San Francisco Polyphony complete this wacky programme.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • György Ligeti

    Atmospheres

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • György Ligeti

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • György Ligeti

    Clocks and Clouds

    Choir: BBC Singers Women's Voices. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • György Ligeti

    Musica Ricercarta - No.9 Bela Bartok In Memoriam

    Performer: Dominic Degavino.
  • György Ligeti

    Piano Concerto

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • György Ligeti

    San Francisco Polyphony

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Blair Boyd

    Dialogue for violin and guitar

    Performer: Sabina Virtosu. Performer: Cassie Mathews.
  • Valborg Aulin

    Five Tone Poems Op.7: Cradle song of the waves; Mazurka; Impromptu

    Performer: Johan Ullén.
  • Valborg Aulin

    Feuille d'album

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Neglected Works For Piano.
    • db Productions.
    • 9.

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