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Playing in the Dark: Neil Gaiman and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Author Neil Gaiman reads from his best-selling books, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and special guests in music by Dukas, Gershwin, Sibelius, Sullivan, Herrmann, and Wagner.

Neil Gaiman is one of the great storytellers of our time, his work loved by fans of all ages in books, films, on TV and in the theatre. He joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra, along with special guests David Tennant and Amanda Palmer, for a walk on the dark side, reading from his best-selling books, weaving together his dystopian visions with music to thrill and excite the senses on a chilled December day. On the music menu the BBC SO performs music by Dukas, Gershwin, Sibelius, Sullivan, Wagner, Herrmann, and Britten.

Recorded at the Barbican on Tuesday 12th November 2019.

Neil Gaiman (narrator)
Amanda Palmer (singer)
David Tennant (narrator)
Simon Butteriss (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mihhail Gerts (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Mon 23 Dec 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • George Gershwin

    Walking the Dog (Promenade)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Iolanthe - The Nightmare Song

    Singer: Simon Butteriss. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Jherek Bischoff

    The Mushroom Hunters

    Narrator: Amanda Palmer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse Triste

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Belshazzar's Feast- Oriental Procession

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Richard Wagner

    The Ride of the Valkyries

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Prelude from Fahrenheit 451

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Sinfonia da Requiem (2nd Movt)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Manning Sherwin

    A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

    Performer: Amanda Palmer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • David Arnold

    Good Omens

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mihhail Gerts.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Sonata for viola and piano

    Performer: Tabea Zimmermann. Performer: Kirill Gerstein.
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Broadcast

  • Mon 23 Dec 2019 19:30

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