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The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra LIVE

Alpesh Chauhan conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in key works from the 20th century by Britten, Stravinsky and Prokofiev.

Kate Molleson hosts a week of live concerts from the BBC Orchestras – today’s concert is presented by Chris Berrow, Live from City Halls, Glasgow where Alpesh Chauhan conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in key works from the last century.

The ‘Sinfonia da Requiem’ could be the rawest music Britten ever wrote; an outpouring of personal grief that somehow grows into a furious warning to a world on the brink of the Second World War. Prokofiev’s ballet ‘Romeo and Juliet’ remakes Shakespeare in the iron and steel of Stalin’s USSR – yet somehow gets closer than any other version to the story’s tender heart. And Stravinsky reinvents Bach for the Art Deco era, in a chamber concerto that positively buzzes with wit

2.00pm
Britten: Sinfonia da requiem
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Alpesh Chauhan (conductor)

Photo: Opera Omnia Productions.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da Requiem Op.20

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alpesh Chauhan.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Concerto in E flat "Dumbarton Oaks"

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alpesh Chauhan.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet - Excerpts

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alpesh Chauhan.
  • George Antheil

    Symphony no. 6 (After Delacroix)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Gustav Mahler

    5 Ruckert-Lieder

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Constant Lambert

    Prize Fight

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Lambert: Piano concerto (1924): BBCCO, Wordsworth.
    • ASV.

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