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Prom 46 repeat: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Another chance to hear Prom 46: The CBSO, conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, perform music by Weinberg, Howell, Knussen and, with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Elgar's Cello Concerto.

Afternoon Concert with Kate Molleson,

Another chance to hear the CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla perform music by Weinberg, Howell and Knussen, and are joined by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in Elgar's cello concerto.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Dorothy Howell:
Lamia
(Henry Wood Novelties: world premiere, 1919)

Elgar:
Cello Concerto in E minor

Encore: Weinberg: prelude from 24 Preludes Op.100 for solo cello

c.2.45pm:
Interval: An exploration of the life and work of Mieczysław Weinberg with musicologist and broadcaster Erik Levi.

c.3.05pm:
Knussen:
The Way to Castle Yonder

Weinberg:
Symphony No. 3
(London premiere)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor

The CBSO and Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla celebrate the centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg the man Shostakovich hailed as ‘one of the most outstanding composers’ of his day – with a rare performance of his Symphony No. 3, a work that combines folk melodies and dances with confessional urgency.

That intensity is shared by Elgar’s passionate Cello Concerto, performed here by 2016 BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

The concert opens with Dorothy Howell’s radiant tone-poem Lamia (first performed, like Elgar’s concerto, 100 years ago) and also includes The Way to Castle Yonder, a suite from the much-missed Oliver Knussen’s opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!

3 hours

Music Played

  • Dorothy Howell

    Lamia

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello concerto in E minor

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Prelude for solo cello

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
  • Oliver Knussen

    The Way to Castle Yonder

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Symphony no 3 in B minor

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mirga Gražinytė‐Tyla.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    'Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid', from Cantata BWV 3

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas Volume 19.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 6-11.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in D for the left hand

    Performer: Steven Osborne. Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Hyperion CDA68148.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.

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