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The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Simone Young in Bruckner's Fifth Symphony and soprano Sally Matthews sings Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder.

The BBC Philharmonic is conducted by Simone Young in Bruckner's Fifth Symphony and soprano Sally Matthews sings Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder.

From Manchester's Bridgewater Hall
Presented by Tom Redmond

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

7.55 Music Interval

8.15
Bruckner: Symphony No.5

Sally Matthews (soprano)
BBC Philharmonic
Simone Young (conductor)

Soprano Sally Matthews joins the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Simone Young for a performance of Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, composed as Wagner was starting to explore the legend of Tristan and Isolde. The five songs, written to texts by Mathilde Wesendonck were penned while Wagner was living as a political fugitive, a guest in the Wesendock's home, and becoming increasingly obsessed by her. He orchestrated only the last, "Dreams", himself, Felix Mottl scoring the others. Wagner was an unlikely hero of Bruckner's; his Fifth Symphony grows from its slow introduction; pizzicato bass lines, Viennese charm, organ-like sonorities and brass chorales all make their presence felt but Bruckner guides us towards his unique creative whole.
Photo Sigtryggur Ari Johannsson

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Wed 13 Nov 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner

    Wesendonck Lieder

    Singer: Sally Matthews. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Simone Young.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Virga Jesse Floruit

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Christus factus est

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus iste

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Os justi

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Ave Maria

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 5 in B flat

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Simone Young.
  • Robert Schumann

    Phantasiestucke Op.73 for cello & piano

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Performer: Oxana Shevchenko.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    7 Variations on Mozart's 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO.46

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Performer: Marianna Shirinyan.

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