Live at BBC Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrates conductor Martyn Brabbins's 60th birthday today in music by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Elgar's Enigma variations.
Live at BBC Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrates conductor Martyn Brabbins's 60th birthday today in music by Vaughan Williams, Brahms and Elgar's Enigma Variations
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson
Various Composers: Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B. (BBC commission: world premiere)
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Interval: Pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris and scholar Kate Kennedy explore the connections between Brahms, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, composers featured in tonight's concert.
Brahms: Song of Destiny
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Nadine Benjamin, soprano
Idunnu Münch, mezzo-soprano
William Morgan, tenor
David Ireland, bass-baritone
English National Opera Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is the inspiration for a new work commissioned from 14 living composers as a special birthday tribute to conductor Martyn Brabbins, who turns 60 today.
Elgar’s original set also features, as do Vaughan Williams’s exquisite Serenade to Music and Brahms’s ‘Little Requiem’, the Song of Destiny.