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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Oramo

Johan Dalene plays his violin, looking down at the ground. BBC SO branding surrounds his image

Poles apart: Sakari Oramo and the BBC SO explore the sensuality and raw energy of two great Polish symphonies, while Johan Dalene and Timothy Ridout encounter Mozart at the very top of his game.

‘To be completely honest, I compose, because I find it pleasurable’ said Grazyna Bacewicz, and her Fourth Symphony is like a bolt of electricity: energetic, atmospheric, and utterly original. It’s a gripping contrast to the fragrant ecstasies of Szymanowski’s Song of the Night, a symphony like no other from a composer who worshipped sensuality and sunlight.

For Sakari Oramo, though, these two great Polish symphonies are natural companions – and both make an unforgettable impression. He’s placing them both alongside the timeless beauty of one of Mozart’s most personal masterpieces – the magnificent Sinfonia Concertante, played today by two former BBC New Generation Artists who just happen to be two of the most charismatic string players of our time. This is music that demands no less. 

This performance will end at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20-minute interval

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