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BBC Symphony Orchestra

 17 June 2016 at 7.30pm 

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Appl baritone
Oliver Knussen conductor

Itís almost impossible to hear Butterworth and Berg without our knowledge of things to come. Is the Englishmanís dreamily alluring orchestral rhapsody an eerie foreboding of his own death in WWI? Is the shrill, titanic tussle of Bergís concluding march a premonition of the impending cataclysm? There are other influences Ė the poignancy of A.E. Housmanís elegiac poems, the unmistakable imprint of Mahler on Bergís giant canvas Ė but what engulfs them and Elgarís extravagant Bach transcription is the thrilling immediacy and immense power of a gargantuan orchestra. Carterís ruminations on Wallace Stevens and two new works by English composers complete the programme.

J.S. Bach : Fantasia & Fugue in C minor
Arthur Butterworth : A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody for Orchestra
Gary Carpenter : Willie Stock
Elliott Carter : The American Sublime
Charlotte Bray : New Work
Alban Berg : Three Pieces

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