With Fiona Talkington. The musical side of dystopia. The BBC Concert Orchestra perform film music and, with saxophonist Trish Clowes, Joe Cutler's new saxophone concerto.
Presented by Fiona Talkington. Today's concert from the BBC Concert Orchestra was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London last December. Joe Cutler's BBC commission Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii, written for saxophonist Trish Clowes and given its first performance here, is inspired by David Mitchell's dystopian novel Cloud Atlas. It is surrounded by music used in dystopian films, illuminated and contextualised by presenter Matthew Sweet. Plus, as part of New Year, New Music, Sean Rafferty introduces a piece of music he loves.
Rossini: Overture The Thieving Magpie
Joe Cutler: Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii - Saxophone Concerto, BBC commission world premiere
Trish Clowes: Abbott & Costello
John Paesano: The Maze Runner Suite
Bernard Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451 Suite
Bach: Cello Suite No 1 in G 'Prelude'
John Williams: New Beginning
Danny Elfman: Nightmare before Christmas - Orchestral Suite.
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D
Trish Clowes, saxophone
Ross Stanley, Hammond
BBC Concert Orchestra
Ben Palmer, conductor