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Bach, Bartok, Berio and Brahms from Seoul's KBS Symphony Orchestra

The KBS Symphony Orchestra perform Bach, Bartok and Brahms, plus Berio's quirky and inventive '60s masterpiece Sinfonia featuring the vocal talents of the Swingle Singers.

Music by Bach, Bartok and Brahms, plus Berio's quirky and inventive '60s masterpiece 'Sinfonia' featuring the vocal talents of The Swingle Singers

Presented by Hannah French

The KBS Symphony Orchestra and conductor Yoel Levi pair orchestral suites by Bach and Bartok with Luciano Berio's ground-breaking Sinfonia, which pitches eight voices singing, shouting, crying and whispering against an orchestral tapestry of quotations, allusions and commentaries. The soloists in this performance, recorded in Seoul last year, are members of The Swingle Singers, the ensemble that gave the work's premiere in 1968

Plus we conclude this week's tribute to Scottish composer Thea Musgrave who last year celebrated her ninetieth birthday

2.00pm
Bach: Orchestral Suite no.2 in B minor
Bartok: Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Berio: Sinfonia
The Swingle Singers
KBS Symphony Orchestra
Yoel Levi, conductor

3.20pm
Musgrave: Snow
Hannah Holgersson, soprano
Nicholas Daniel, cor anglais
Pascal Siffert, viola

3.30pm
Brahms: Symphony no.1 in C minor
KBS Symphony Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor

2 hours, 31 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite no. 2 in B minor BWV.1067 for orchestra [with solo flute]

    Orchestra: KBS Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yoel Levi.
  • Béla Bartók

    The Miraculous mandarin - suite Sz.73

    Orchestra: KBS Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Yoel Levi.
  • Luciano Berio

    Sinfonia for 8 solo voices and orchestra vers. 1969 [5 movements

    Performer: Yoel Levi. Ensemble: The Swingle Singers. Orchestra: KBS Symphony Orchestra.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite no. 2 in B minor BWV.1067 for orchestra i 7th movement; Badinerie

    Performer: Yoel Levi. Ensemble: The Swingle Singers. Orchestra: KBS Symphony Orchestra.
  • Thea Musgrave

    Snow for soprano, oboe d'amore and viol/viola

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Performer: Pascal Siffert. Singer: Hannah Holgersson.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.68

    Orchestra: KBS Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in F major, RV 293, 'Autumn'

    Orchestra: Europa Galante. Conductor: Fabio Biondi.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante.
    • Opus 111.
    • 7.

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