Benjamin Britten brings Rimbaud's Les Illuminations to life with an extraordinary world of string sonorities. Mozart's incredibly intuitive understanding of human emotion and drama is demonstrated in a selection of arias sung by soprano Rebecca Bottone. The programme finishes with Mozart's intensely emotional 40th symphony.
As part of Manchester Literature Festival, poet Michael Symmons Roberts will narrate a new work inspired by this evening's programme of music.
This webcast will be the first live recording of the Manchester Camerata conducted by its new music director, Gábor Takács-Nagy.
Orchestre national de la RTF, Eugen Jochum (conductor) - Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF, Serge Baudo (conductor) - Gerald Moore (piano)