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Naive and Sentimental Music

Joana Carneiro conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in John Adams's Naive and Sentimental Music. The BBC Symphony and Nora Fischer join them for Osvaldo Golijov's cantata, Oceana.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Joana Carneiro in John Adams' epic masterpiece. The BBC Symphony Chorus & singer Nora Fischer join for Osvaldo Golijov's cantata Oceana.

Recorded at the Barbican on 11th May
Presented by Martin Handley

Augusta Read Thomas: Radiant Circles UK premiere
Osvaldo Golijov: Oceana UK premiere

20.15
Interval Music:
Samuel Barber: Piano Sonata Op.26
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

Part 2
John Adams: Naïve and Sentimental Music

Nora Fischer (vocals)
Finchley Children's Music Group
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Joana Carneiro (conductor)

Joana Carneiro, Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa, makes her debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a programme of 21st-century works that take inspiration from classical greats. At its heart is John Adams’s Bruckner and Busoni-inspired Naïve and Sentimental Music. A symphony by any other name, this large-scale work delights in the slow-build and shift of patterns and pulses – Minimalism at its most maximal. Bach and the sounds of Latin America are the influences behind Golijov’s choral cantata Oceana, which marks the BBCSO debut of genre-bending chanteuse Nora Fischer and features the BBC Symphony Chorus in this UK premiere . And the evening sets off with another UK premiere - American composer Augusta Read Thomas's Radiant Circles, which starts with a star-like flicker and finishes with a flourishing fanfare.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 May 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Augusta Read Thomas

    Radiant Circles

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joana Carneiro.
  • Osvaldo Golijov

    Oceana (UK premiere)

    Singer: Nora Fischer. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: Finchley Childrens Music Group. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joana Carneiro.
  • Samuel Barber

    Piano Sonata Op.26

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
  • John Adams

    Naive and Sentimental Music

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joana Carneiro.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata no.5 in F major, Op.24 'Spring' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.

Broadcast

  • Mon 20 May 2019 19:30

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