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Berg, Brahms and Honegger

Jonathan Nott conducts the Suisse Romande Orchestra in a programme that includes Berg's Lyric Suite and Brahms's Alto Rhapsody. Plus a work from the 2019 New Music Biennial.

Throughout the week we'll be featuring performances by one of the most celebrated orchestras in Switzerland, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. We start this afternoon with its Music and Artistic Director since January 2017 at the helm. It's the British conductor Jonathan Nott, who takes to the rostrum in a concert including Berg's Lyric Suite; then they're joined by contralto Gerhild Romberger and the choir of the Zurich Sing-Akademie, in the first of two pieces by Johannes Brahms, starting with his Alto Rhapsody, followed then by his Piano Concerto No. 2 with Nicholas Angelich as soloist. The afternoon continues with pieces from another concert conducted by Nott including Honegger's Symphony No. 3, 'Liturgical', James MacMillan's Trombone Concerto, with Jörgen van Rijen as soloist, and finally, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. The pianist in the latter is Lucas Debargue.
Also, throughout the whole week there'll be a newly commissioned piece from the New Music Biennial that took place at the South Bank Centre in London earlier this month.
Presented by Penny Gore.

2.00pm
Berg: Lyric Suite
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major , Op.83
Gerhild Romberger, contralto
Nicholas Angelich, piano
Zurich Sing-Akademie
Orchestra de la Suisse Romande
Jonathan Nott , conductor

3.25pm
Honegger: Symphony No. 3 (‘Liturgical’)
James MacMillan: Trombone Concerto
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Jörgen van Rijen, trombone
Lucas Debargue, piano
Orchestra de la Suisse Romande
Jonathan Nott , conductor

4.40pm - New Music Biennial
Edmund Finnis: The Centre Is Everywhere
Manchester Collective

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Music Played

  • Alban Berg

    Lyric Suite

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

    Singer: Gerhild Romberger. Choir: Zurich Sing-Akademie. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Op.83

    Performer: Nicholas Angelich. Performer: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
  • Arthur Honegger

    AC Wk28 Mon 4of6 Honegger Symphony 3

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    AC Wk28 Mon 5of6 Macmillan Trombone Concerto

    Performer: Jörgen van Rijen. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in blue

    Performer: Lucas Debargue. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
  • Edmund Finnis

    The Centre Is Everywhere (New Music Biennial 2019)

    Ensemble: Manchester Collective.

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