BBC Symphony Orchestra / Dausgaard

22 February 2013 / 19:30
Hall


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Prokofiev Scythian Suite
Bloch Schelomo
Nielsen Symphony No 4 The Inextinguishable

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard
conductor
Jian Wang cello

An invigorating programme explodes into life with Prokofiev’s wild Scythian Suite. Ernst Bloch’s heart-rending appeal to peace, Schelomo, given voice here by the distinguished soloist Jian Wang, is answered by Carl Nielsen’s thrilling Fourth Symphony, ‘The Inextinguishable’, in which the human spirit battles for a future. As he wrote, after the outbreak of the First World War, ‘I have an idea for a duel between two sets of timpani, it has to do with war.’ It’s one of the most riveting moments in the symphony, bursting into the finale and developing into a reckless tour de force that resolves into radiant optimism.

Running time TBC

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