BBC Symphony Orchestra / Gaffigan

17 May 2013 / 19:30

Tickets £10 – 30

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Jonathan Lloyd New work for winds
( Royal Philharmonic Society Elgar Bursary commission: World premiere)
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2
Tippett Symphony No1

BBC Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan
Stephen Hough piano

This, the second of our concerts featuring Stephen Hough performing Brahms, opens with another new piece by Jonathan Lloyd, this time for the BBC SO winds. Brahms’s Piano Concerto No 2 is an epic, highly symphonic work, the longest written up to that time. Famous for the glorious cello melody that opens the slow movement as well as a corruscating and innovative Scherzo, this masterful concerto is hugely admired by Hough. Completing the cycle of Tippett symphonies we reach the first, a work conceived while Tippett was in prison as a conscientious objector and completed as war ended in 1945. Bursting with vitality and insistent rhythms, it has many of hallmarks of his later style, with a darkly Purcellian set of variations and a highly wrought double fugue to finish.

Running time TBC

BBC SO Plus 6pm, Fountain Room
An introduction to the music in the evening concert.

Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013 multibuy
Part of All classical music events - 2012–2013 season
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013


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