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Glorious Percussion

The Colin Currie Group and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard, perform Sofia Gubaidulina's percussion concerto and excerpts from Grieg's Peer Gynt.

In a concert from the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and their chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard, are joined by the Colin Currie Group to perform Sofia Gubaidulina's technicolour concerto, Glorious Percussion. It's a rare chance to hear this ritualistic, spiritually ambitious work for 5 solo percussionists and orchestra.

It's paired with selections from Grieg's fairytale-folk music written for Ibsen's Peer Gynt in 1876. These extracts contain some of classical music's most oft-hummed tunes, and a chance for the orchestra to welcome soprano Malin Christensson to voice the lyrical utterances of Peer Gynt's loyal squeeze, Solveig.

Recorded at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh in August.

Presented by Kate Molleson

Sofia Gubaidulina: Glorious Percussion

8.10 Interval

Part 2 8.30
Grieg: Peer Gynt (Excerpts)

Colin Currie Group
Malin Christensson (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Tue 17 Sep 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    Glorious Percussion

    Performer: Colin Currie Group. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Galina Ustvolskaya

    Piano Sonata No.4

    Performer: Marianne Schroeder.
  • Agathe Backer-Grondahl

    Aftnen er stille (The evening is still)

    Music Arranger: Paul Robinson. Choir: Edvard Grieg Kor. Singer: Hilde Veslemoy Hagen. Singer: Orjan Hartveit.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt Incidental music

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard. Singer: Malin Christensson.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Stabat Mater For Chorus And Orchestra

    Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro : COR16150.
    • Coro.
    • 2-3.

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