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: Violin Concerto~
Ligeti: Clocks and Clouds+
Interval: Find out more about György Ligeti with Andrew McGregor and expert Tim Rutherford-Johnson.
Ligeti: Piano Concerto*
Ligeti: San Francisco Polyphony
Augustin Hadelich (Violin)#
Nicolas Hodges (Piano)*
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.