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
Part 2 8.30
Grieg: Peer Gynt (Excerpts)
Colin Currie Group
Malin Christensson (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)