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Vocal Jewels by Elgar and Brahms

Live from the Lighthouse, Poole, David Hill conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's Sea Pictures and Brahms's A German Requiem.

David Hill celebrates the synthesis between voice and orchestra in a programme that brings together two leading romantic figures, Edward Elgar and Johannes Brahms. Marking his tenth anniversary as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Associate Guest Conductor, tonight's concert opens with Elgar's only song cycle, Sea Pictures, sung by Jennifer Johnston. The text uses five poems, each one by a different author, to explore the fragility of man facing the depths of the sea, with the colours of the orchestral accompaniment evoking the ocean's changing moods. In the second half, the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and soloists Emma Bell and Gareth Brynmor John join the orchestra to perform Brahms' A German Requiem. Begun in the wake of his friend Schumann's death, and standing as a musical memorial to his mother, Brahms selected passages from Martin Luther's translation of the bible to create his own texts. The result is an uplifting and deeply human work that carries a message of hope and comfort to the living.

Presented by Martin Handley, live from the Lighthouse, Poole

Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op 37
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
David Hill, (conductor)
Jennifer Johnston, (mezzo-soprano)

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C major, Hob XVI 50
Paul Lewis, piano

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
David Hill, (conductor)
Emma Bell, (soprano)
Gareth Brynmor John, (baritone)
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

2 hours, 28 minutes

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Wed 20 Nov 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures

    Performer: Jennifer Johnston. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI 50

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • 4.
  • Johannes Brahms

    A German Requiem

    Choir: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Poema Autunnale

    Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Edward Downes.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Canario (Fantasía para un gentilhombre)

    Performer: Craig Ogden. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sachio Fujioka.
    • Rodrigo: Guitar Concerto: Craig Ogden/BBC Phil/Sachio Fujioka.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.


  • Wed 20 Nov 2019 19:30

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