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Sinfonia Cymru and Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sinfonia Cymru are joined by young cello star Sheku Kanneh-Mason for a sparkling programme including Haydn's Cello Concerto No 1 and Beethoven's Symphony No 1.

Sinfonia Cymru match their trademark sparkle to a programme of works that themselves fizz with confidence, drama and vitality. They are joined by young cello star, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, fresh from his Royal Wedding performance and chart-topping debut album, to perform Haydn’s first Cello Concerto. Later in the programme, composer Charles Ives attempts nothing less than solving the riddle of life, the universe, and everything, in his extraordinary six minute piece,The Unanswered Question. Their concert begins with C.P.E. Bach, whose music is daring and brimming with passion, and they finish with Beethoven’s musical announcement to the world that he might just be the greatest symphonist of all time.

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas from the Riverfront, Newport.

C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 1 in D major H 663
Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Beethoven: Symphony No.1

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Sinfonia Cymru
Jonathan Bloxham, conductor

Producer: Chris Taylor for BBC Wales
Photo: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (credit Sinfonia Cymru / Kirsten McTernan)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in D major, H 663

    Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Jonathan Bloxham.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto No 1 in C major

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Jonathan Bloxham.
  • Bob Marley

    No Woman, No Cry (arr. Kanneh-Mason)

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Deep River

    Performer: Kanneh-Mason Trio.
  • Morfydd Llwyn Owen

    Flower Songs

    Performer: Brian Ellsbury. Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas.
    • Tŷ Cerdd : TCR014.
    • Tŷ Cerdd.
    • 12.
  • Charles Ives

    The Unanswered Question

    Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Jonathan Bloxham.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 1 in C Major, Op 21

    Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Jonathan Bloxham.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 6 for orchestra

    Orchestra: Sinfonia Cymru. Conductor: Jonathan Bloxham.
  • Michael Tippett

    Symphony No.1

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.

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