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Mark Simpson, Mozart and Mahler

The BBC Philharmonic is joined by soprano Elizabeth Watts for Mahler's Fourth Symphony, and by Mark Simpson as soloist in the world premiere of his Clarinet Concerto.

From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Mozart: Idomeneo: Overture; Quando avran fine omai... Padre, germani, addio; March in D; Se il padre perdei; Solitudini amiche... Zeffiretti lusinghieri

Mark Simpson: Clarinet Concerto (BBC Commission, world premiere)

8.20 CD Strauss: Das Bachlein: Blick vom oberen Belveder (Op.88 Nos 1 and 2): Malven
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

8.40
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon (conductor)

In their last Manchester concert of the current season, clarinettist and Composer in Association with the BBC Philharmonic, Mark Simpson, joins the orchestra for the world premiere of his keenly awaited Clarinet Concerto. Mahler's transcendent Fourth Symphony closes the concert with Elizabeth Watts joining the orchestra for the ravishing "child's view of heaven". Music from Mozart's Idomeneo opens the evening; the Overture is followed here by Ilia's three arias, their depth of drama and expressive woodwind writing make each of these miniatures masterpieces in their own right.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo - Overture, March, and Three arias

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Mark Simpson

    Clarinet Concerto

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Richard Strauss

    Das Bachlein

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Elizabeth Watts.
  • Richard Strauss

    Blick vom oberen Belvedere

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Elizabeth Watts.
  • Richard Strauss

    Malvern

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Elizabeth Watts.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 4

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Richard Strauss

    First and Second Waltz Sequences (Der Rosenkavalier)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.

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