Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Nielsen, B Tommy Andersson and Mahler
Thomas Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales return for their fourth concert this season at BBC Proms 2015
Thomas Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales return for their fourth concert this season, opening with a suite from Nielsen's music for Oehlenschläger's play Aladdin. It's one of the composer's best-loved works, one that avoids musical clichés of the exotic Orient, conjuring scenes altogether more subtle and vivid. A major premiere by the orchestra's Composer-in-Association, B Tommy Andersson, puts organist David Goode in the spotlight and the concert concludes with the sunniest and most intimate of Mahler's symphonies - the concise Fourth, a work filled with birdsong and pastoral landscapes that features a child's-eye view of Heaven in its final movement.
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