BBC Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No 1
Live at the Barbican Hall. Gergely Madaras conducts the BBC SO in Brett Dean’s Amphitheatre, Judith Weir’s new Oboe Concerto with soloist Daniel Nicholas, & Mahler’s Titan Symphony
Gustav Mahler poured his own life experience into his symphonies beginning with the First. In this work for huge orchestra, we feel both the wonder of nature and the pain of anguish. Still, Mahler uses simple, popular tunes and folksy rhythms to drive his symphony from horror to hope, and eventually to blazing triumph.
Judith Weir’s new Oboe Concerto, performed by Nicholas Daniel, has an autobiographical feel to it, for the Master of the Queens music began her musical life playing this expressive double-reed instrument. And to begin, Brett Dean’s remarkable orchestral depiction of ancient amphitheatres. The BBC Symphony Orchestra welcomes back the Hungarian conductor Gergely Madaras.
Presented by Ian Skelly
Brett Dean: Amphitheatre
Judith Weir: Oboe Concerto (London premiere)
Mozart Oboe Quartet, K 370 in F: Nicholas Daniel (oboe) with the Britten Quartet
Judith Weir: Drop Down, Ye Heavens, from Above
Suzi Digby (conductor)
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major
Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Gergely Madaras (conductor)