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concert Dec. 10: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts Mozart, Abrahamsen, and Tchaikovsky — With Barbara Hannigan BBC Proms 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall

BBC Proms 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall

Dec. 10: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts Mozart, Abrahamsen, and Tchaikovsky — With Barbara Hannigan BBC Proms 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall

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On August 26, 2016, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra played their first concert with their brand-new music director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the first woman ever to hold the post. The following evening, before a worldwide audience at the BBC Proms, they performed a marvelously varied and deeply moving program, featuring astounding Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan in an extraordinary work composed specially for her.

Maestra Mirga and her ensemble begin the evening with Mozart's Magic Flute Overture, a charged rendition that "fizzes and sparkles with a clarity and subtlety we rarely hear in such a well­worn opener" (Birmingham Post). Next comes the song cycle let me tell you by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, a depiction of the tragic Ophelia from Hamlet using only the 480 words afforded to the character by Shakespeare. This remarkable piece, composed for and dedicated to Hannigan herself, was voted the greatest classical work of the 21st century by The Guardian. Finally, Gražinytė-Tyla leads the CBSO in Tchaikovsky's epic Fourth Symphony, famously inflected with a "Fate" motif that culminates in a grand and triumphant apotheosis.

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Cast

  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla | Conductor

Program

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Magic Flute, K. 620
    • Overture
  • Hans Abrahamsen, let me tell you
    • 1. Let me tell you how it was
    • 2. O but memory is not one but many
    • 3. There was a time, I remember
    • 4. Let me tell you how it is
    • 5. Now I do not mind
    • 6. I know you are there
    • 7. I will go out now
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
    • 1. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima
    • 2. Andantino en modo di canzona
    • 3. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato. Allegro
    • 4. Finale. Allegro con fuoco
  • Marius Petipa / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty
    • Final Variation and Coda

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Pati Marr
  • Venue: Royal Albert Hall (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2016
  • Production: © BBC - Unitel
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