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Haydn and Strauss: Nelson Mass and A Hero’s Life

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Lintu

Hannu Lintu

Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Haydn’s Nelson Mass and pure sonic wonder from Samy Moussa. Hannu Lintu conducts a concert of outsize emotions and truly spectacular sounds. 

No prizes for guessing the real hero of Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. With its swashbuckling self-confidence, self-mocking humour and a positively steamy love scene, this 'Hero’s Life' is very much the world according to R Strauss – an exuberant, off-the-scale showpiece for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Hannu Lintu, making a much-anticipated return. 

And that’s not even the half of it: Lintu opens the concert with a vision of paradise, originally created for the Vienna Philharmonic by the brilliant young Canadian composer Samy Moussa. Then it’s the turn of the BBC Symphony Chorus and a starry line up of solo singers in Haydn’s Nelson Mass: sacred music written in a time of war, with all the power and drama of a great opera. An electrifying centrepiece to a concert that’s larger than life. 

This performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm

Produced by the BBC Symphony Orchestra


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