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Wagner's Ring: an orchestral adventure

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with conductor Anthony Hermus perform music by Haydn and Ligeti and an orchestral piece made of music from Wagner's Ring Cycle.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Antony Hermus present three orchestral works for orchestra, two of which derive from the operatic stage.
If the full 15 hours of Wagner’s operatic Ring Cycle seem a bit much for a Thursday evening, then Henk De Vlieger has provided the answer in his 1-hour precis of the piece. It nevertheless highlights all the inherent musical drama in the form of what he calls ‘an orchestral adventure.’
Before that, soprano Sara Hershkowitz joins the orchestra for Ligeti’s ‘Mysteries of the Macabre’. She is the sparkling coloratura virtuoso cruising the axis between nonsense and high satire in this music derived from Ligeti’s absurdist opera, Le Grand Macabre.
And mysteries of a grand and philosophical nature open the concert: evoked in the portentous opening moments of Haydn’s Symphony No 22 nicknamed, by some, ‘The Philosopher.’

Recorded at City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Haydn: Symphony No 22 'The Philosopher'
Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre

8.00 Interval

8.20 Part 2

Wagner (arr. de Vlieger): The Ring - An Orchestral Adventure

Sara Hershkowitz (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Antony Hermus (conductor)

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2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.22 'The Philosopher'

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antony Hermus.
  • György Ligeti

    Mysteries of the Macabre

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antony Hermus. Singer: Sara Hershkowitz.
  • György Ligeti

    Piano Études: Book One: III. Touches bloquées

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • György Ligeti

    Piano Études: Book One: V. Arc-en-ciel

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • György Ligeti

    Piano Études: Book Two: IX. Vertige

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • György Ligeti

    Piano Études: Book Two: VII. Galamb borong

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • György Ligeti

    Piano Études: Book Two: XIII. L'escalier du diable

    Performer: Jeremy Denk.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Ring - an orchestral adventure

    Music Arranger: Henk de Vlieger. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antony Hermus.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Winter after Vivaldi's Four Seasons

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No 1, 'Midsummer Vigil'

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • EMI.

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