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An orchestral soundfest from Suffolk

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Karina Canellakis at the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival. Works by Wagner, Thomas Larcher, Stravinsky and Britten's song cycle Our Hunting Fathers.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Karina Canellakis at the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival. Works by Wagner, Thomas Larcher, Stravinsky and Britten's song cycle Our Hunting Fathers.

Recorded at the Aldeburgh Festival in Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Saturday 15th June 2019.

Presented by Natasha Riordan

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Britten: Our Hunting Fathers

8.10 Interval:

Thomas Larcher: Red and Green
Stravinsky: Suite, The Firebird (1919 version)

Mark Padmore (tenor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis (conductor)

In the first of five concerts broadcast in Radio 3 in Concert from this year's Aldeburgh Festival, Karina Canellakis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in her Aldeburgh Festival debut in a programme that offers ravishing sounds aplenty. From the restless rapture of Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod (from his opera Tristan und Isolde) to a striking work about colour-blindness - Red and Green by Austrian composer and 2019 Festival Artist in Residence, Thomas Larcher. Plus two works written when their composers were on the threshold of fame: the Suite from Stravinsky’s 1919 ballet score The Firebird with its startling, novel orchestral effects; and Benjamin Britten’s first orchestral song cycle 'Our Hunting Fathers' (1936) an inspirational collaboration with WH Auden, which hauntingly taps into the darkness of the Europe of the 1930s. Mark Padmore is the tenor soloist.

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Tue 25 Jun 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Our Hunting Fathers Op.8

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Imogen Holst

    Phantasy Quartet

    Performer: Simon Hewitt Jones. Performer: David Worswick. Performer: Tom Hankey. Performer: Oliver Coates. Performer: Thomas Hewitt Jones.
    • NMC.
  • Franz Schubert

    Andantino varié D823

    Performer: Benjamin Britten. Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
    • DECCA.
  • Thomas Larcher

    Red and Green

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karina Canellakis.
  • Johann Bach

    Weint nicht um meinen Tod

    Choir: Vox Luminis. Conductor: Lionel Meunier.
    • Motets of the Bach Family.
    • Ricercar.
    • 003.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 6 No 3

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Decca.

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