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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*

8.15pm
Interval - Dalia Stasevska's choices:

Jóhann Jóhannsson
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

Part 2

8.35pm
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Op.45

BBC Singers*
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska (Conductor)

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da Requiem Op.20

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony of Psalms

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    The Miner's Hymns: They Being Dead Yet Speaketh

    Performer: Jóhann Jóhannsson. Performer: Robert Houssart. Performer: Niall Thompson. Performer: Tony Thompson.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit - Cantata Bwv.106

    Performer: Márta Kurtág. Performer: György Kurtág.
    • Gyorgy Kurtag: Jatekok.
    • ECM.
    • 13.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir - Chorale-Prelude Bwv.687

    Performer: Márta Kurtág. Performer: György Kurtág.
    • Gyorgy Kurtag: Jatekok.
    • ECM.
    • 2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    3 Symphonic Dances Op.45

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String Quartet No 1 in D major, Op 11

    Performer: Yuri Yurov. Performer: Mikhail Milman. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, Souvenir De Florence.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.

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