Symphonic Dances, Symphonic Psalms, Symphonic Requiems
Dalia Stasevska conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances and, with the BBC Singers, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms.
Composed in the shadow of the Second World War, Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem opens Dalia Stasevska’s first concert at the Barbican as the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor.
Then to Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms - a devout musical gesture, re-imagining religious rituals on a symphonic scale –for which the BBC Symphony Orchestra are joined by the BBC Singers. They conclude with one of the greatest tests of the conductor's art, Rachmaninov’s exhilarating Symphonic Dances; composed in America in 1940 just three years before his death, it pulses with rhythmic energy, embracing jazz, plainchant and the waltz.
Recorded at the Barbican, London on Saturday 26th October
Presented by Martin Handley
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms*
Interval - Dalia Stasevska's choices:
They Being Dead Yet Speaketh
Cornets: Niall Thompson, Tony Thompson
Trumpets: Thomas Glendinning, Russell Jackson
Electronics : Jóhann Jóhannsson
Organ: Robert Houssart
Fat Cat Records CD13 13 (recorded in Durham Cathedral)
Kurtag/Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit.. (Actus tragicus) BWV 106
Kurtag/Bach: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 687
Marta and Gyorgy Kurtag (piano)
ECM 453 5112
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Op.45
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska (Conductor)