BBC Sso And Singers

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AO301Bbc Sso And Bbc Singers20130429

Louise Fryer presents a week featuring recent performances by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. From Wednesday to Friday the BBC SSO and their Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles perform Wagner's entire opera Tristan and Isolde - one act per day. And a theme throughout the week is twentieth century music influenced by older music - including a brand new CD of Stravinsky by the BBC SSO, Renaissance-inspired choral music from the BBC Singers, and (tomorrow) a special live concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The week begins with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers in concert in Ayr, performing music by Mozart and Haydn. Plus a first hearing for the BBC SSO's new Stravinsky CD, with their Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov. And the BBC Singers perform French composer Maurice Duruflé's motets inspired by Gregorian chant, and the beautiful neo-Renaissance Requiem written in the 1920s by the Italian Ildebrando Pizzetti - whose music features alongside Stravinsky's every day this week.

Mozart: Chaconne from Idomeneo; Symphony no. 39 in E flat major, K.543

2.40pm

Haydn: Paukenmesse

BBC Singers,

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Bernard Labadie.

3.20pm

Pizzetti: Requiem

Conductor Paul Brough.

3.45pm

Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind

Steven Osborne (piano),

Conductor Ilan Volkov.

4.05pm

Duruflé: Quatre Motets sur des thèmes gregoriens

AO301Bbc Sso And Bbc Singers20130429

Louise Fryer presents a week featuring recent performances by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. From Wednesday to Friday the BBC SSO and their Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles perform Wagner's entire opera Tristan and Isolde - one act per day. And a theme throughout the week is twentieth century music influenced by older music - including a brand new CD of Stravinsky by the BBC SSO, Renaissance-inspired choral music from the BBC Singers, and (tomorrow) a special live concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The week begins with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers in concert in Ayr, performing music by Mozart and Haydn. Plus a first hearing for the BBC SSO's new Stravinsky CD, with their Principal Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov. And the BBC Singers perform French composer Maurice Duruflé's motets inspired by Gregorian chant, and the beautiful neo-Renaissance Requiem written in the 1920s by the Italian Ildebrando Pizzetti - whose music features alongside Stravinsky's every day this week.

Mozart: Chaconne from Idomeneo; Symphony no. 39 in E flat major, K.543

2.40pm

Haydn: Paukenmesse

BBC Singers,

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Bernard Labadie.

3.20pm

Pizzetti: Requiem

Conductor Paul Brough.

3.45pm

Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind

Steven Osborne (piano),

Conductor Ilan Volkov.

4.05pm

Duruflé: Quatre Motets sur des thèmes gregoriens

AO302Bbc So Live20130430

The BBC Symphony Orchestra begin this afternoon with a live concert from the BBC Maida Vale studios, introduced by Andrew McGregor. Clarinettist, composer and former BBC Young Musician of the Year Mark Simpson joins the orchestra for Magnus Lindberg's stunning Clarinet Concerto. And Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Apollon Musagète Quartet are the orchestra's partners in a Martinu concerto continuing this week's theme of twentieth century music inspired by older music.

The BBC Singers continue that theme with beautiful choral music from the 1920s and 1930s inspired by Renaissance polyphony, and this week's featured orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, play a Stravinsky Concerto with Baroque roots, plus Rachmaninov.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

LIVE

Martinu: Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra

Apollon Musagète Quartet

2.20pm

Magnus Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto

Mark Simpson (clarinet),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Baldur Bronniman.

2.50pm

Ildebrando Pizzetti: 3 composizioni corali

BBC Singers,

Conductor Paul Brough.

3.05pm

Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Donald Runnicles.

3.30pm

Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir

3.55pm

Stravinsky: Concerto in D major (Basle Concerto)

Conductor Ilan Volkov.

AO302Bbc So Live20130430

The BBC Symphony Orchestra begin this afternoon with a live concert from the BBC Maida Vale studios, introduced by Andrew McGregor. Clarinettist, composer and former BBC Young Musician of the Year Mark Simpson joins the orchestra for Magnus Lindberg's stunning Clarinet Concerto. And Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Apollon Musagète Quartet are the orchestra's partners in a Martinu concerto continuing this week's theme of twentieth century music inspired by older music.

The BBC Singers continue that theme with beautiful choral music from the 1920s and 1930s inspired by Renaissance polyphony, and this week's featured orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, play a Stravinsky Concerto with Baroque roots, plus Rachmaninov.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

LIVE

Martinu: Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra

Apollon Musagète Quartet

2.20pm

Magnus Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto

Mark Simpson (clarinet),

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Baldur Bronniman.

2.50pm

Ildebrando Pizzetti: 3 composizioni corali

BBC Singers,

Conductor Paul Brough.

3.05pm

Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Donald Runnicles.

3.30pm

Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir

3.55pm

Stravinsky: Concerto in D major (Basle Concerto)

Conductor Ilan Volkov.

AO303Wagner 200: Bbc Sso In Wagner's Tristan20130501

Louise Fryer launches the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's epic three-day voyage through Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles is at the helm, with Nina Stemme as Isolde and Ian Storey as Tristan in Act 1 today. You can hear Act 2 tomorrow and Act 3 on Friday.

Plus a quick taster from the BBC SSO's new Stravinsky CD, and a beautiful setting of Shelley by 20th century Italian composer Ildebrando Pizzetti.

Stravinsky: Canon on a Russian Popular Tune

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Ilan Volkov.

Ildebrando Pizzetti: A Lament

BBC Singers,

Conductor Paul Brough.

2.05pm

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act 1

Isolde - Nina Stemme (soprano)

Tristan - Ian Storey (tenor)

Brangäne - Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (mezzo)

Kurwenal - Boaz Daniel (baritone)

Young Seaman - Nicky Spence (tenor)

Men of the RSNO Chorus,

Conductor Donald Runnicles.

AO303Wagner 200: Bbc Sso In Wagner's Tristan20130501

Louise Fryer launches the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's epic three-day voyage through Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles is at the helm, with Nina Stemme as Isolde and Ian Storey as Tristan in Act 1 today. You can hear Act 2 tomorrow and Act 3 on Friday.

Plus a quick taster from the BBC SSO's new Stravinsky CD, and a beautiful setting of Shelley by 20th century Italian composer Ildebrando Pizzetti.

Stravinsky: Canon on a Russian Popular Tune

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Ilan Volkov.

Ildebrando Pizzetti: A Lament

BBC Singers,

Conductor Paul Brough.

2.05pm

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act 1

Isolde - Nina Stemme (soprano)

Tristan - Ian Storey (tenor)

Brangäne - Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (mezzo)

Kurwenal - Boaz Daniel (baritone)

Young Seaman - Nicky Spence (tenor)

Men of the RSNO Chorus,

Conductor Donald Runnicles.

AO304 LASTWagner 200: Bbc Sso In Wagner's Tristan20130503

Louise Fryer concludes this week's focus on BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with the final act of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, with Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles. Plus final instalments of the week's other composer threads - Stravinsky from the BBC SSO and Renaissance-inspired choral music by Pizzetti, performed by the BBC Singers. And to round the week off, Runnicles conducts his orchestra in a virtuoso piece of autobiography by American composer John Adams.

Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Ilan Volkov.

Ildebrando Pizzetti: 2 canzoni corali

BBC Singers,

Conductor Paul Brough.

2.10pm

Stravinsky: Movements for Piano and Orchestra

Steven Osborne (piano),

2.20pm

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act 3

Tristan... Robert Dean Smith (tenor)

Isolde... Petra Maria Schnitzer (soprano)

Brangäne... Jane Irwin (soprano)

Kurwenal... Markus Eiche (baritone)

King Mark... Matthew Best (bass)

Melot... Andrew Rees (tenor)

Helmsman... Benedict Nelson (baritone)

Shepherd... Ben Johnson (tenor)

Men of the RSNO Chorus,

Conductor Donald Runnicles.

3.40pm

Ildebrando Pizzetti: De Profundis

3.45pm

John Adams: My father knew Charles Ives

AO304 LASTWagner 200: Bbc Sso In Wagner's Tristan20130503

Louise Fryer concludes this week's focus on BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with the final act of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, with Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles. Plus final instalments of the week's other composer threads - Stravinsky from the BBC SSO and Renaissance-inspired choral music by Pizzetti, performed by the BBC Singers. And to round the week off, Runnicles conducts his orchestra in a virtuoso piece of autobiography by American composer John Adams.

Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Conductor Ilan Volkov.

Ildebrando Pizzetti: 2 canzoni corali

BBC Singers,

Conductor Paul Brough.

2.10pm

Stravinsky: Movements for Piano and Orchestra

Steven Osborne (piano),

2.20pm

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act 3

Tristan... Robert Dean Smith (tenor)

Isolde... Petra Maria Schnitzer (soprano)

Brangäne... Jane Irwin (soprano)

Kurwenal... Markus Eiche (baritone)

King Mark... Matthew Best (bass)

Melot... Andrew Rees (tenor)

Helmsman... Benedict Nelson (baritone)

Shepherd... Ben Johnson (tenor)

Men of the RSNO Chorus,

Conductor Donald Runnicles.

3.40pm

Ildebrando Pizzetti: De Profundis

3.45pm

John Adams: My father knew Charles Ives